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PHP, MySQL, and Resource Enhancements

October 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM

We are excited to announce our new Helios shared hosting server with MariaDB 5.5.31 and PHP 5.4.20 (5.5 and 5.3 are also available)!

All shared hosting instant resource limits have been increased up to 100% CPU with access to up to 4 cores, as well as an increase on all reseller accounts up to 100% CPU with access to up to 2 cores.

We have also updated PHP versions across the board! All shared & reseller systems now have PHP 5.3.27, 5.4.20, and 5.5.4 accessible. You will find your default PHP version accurately displayed within cPanel on the left hand sidebar of the main page, while other PHP versions are accessible via the appropriate .htaccess setting:

  • PHP 5.3.27: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php53 .php
  • PHP 5.4.20: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php54 .php
  • PHP 5.5.4: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php55 .php
Further updates have been made to the PHP builds to improve performance, with OpCode Caching support (via Zend OpCache) rolling out over the next few days to all servers! We are already noticing a significant improvement in site response speeds on PHP builds running the new OpCache module.
We are also rolling out MySQL updates across all shared & reseller systems. The new Helios server has already launched with MariaDB 5.5.31, while the Titan server has been updated with MySQL 5.5.32. The remaining servers will receive an update to MySQL 5.5.32 over the next few days during off-peak hours.
As always, we strive to offer the best performance in our shared & reseller hosting, and we hope you enjoy the new service updates!