PHP.net will end support for PHP 7.1 in December 2019. OIT Web Hosting will be ending support for PHP 7.1 on December 2nd, 2019.
In preparation for this upgrade, we will be making the following changes:
- From today Aug 26th, all newly provisioned sites will be created with PHP 7.3.
- On October 1st, any site on Plesk21 still running on PHP 7.1 will be transitioned to PHP 7.2
- On October 8th, all site on all remaining servers still running PHP 7.1 will be transitioned to PHP 7.2
To minimize the impact, we are updating existing sites to PHP 7.2, while we will provision a new site to the most current version of PHP (PHP 7.3). We strongly encourage the testing and early transition to PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3 (preferred) before our major update in October.
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING?
Monday, August 26 - new site requests will provision with PHP of 7.3.
Tuesday, October 1 - convert all sites on Plesk21 on PHP 7.1 to PHP 7.2.
Tuesday, October 8 – convert all remaining sites on all Plesk servers on PHP 7.1 to PHP 7.2.
Please Note: You will be able to revert back to PHP 7.1 while testing PHP 7.2 and 7.3 between October 1st and December 2nd. The December 2nd transition deadline cannot be extended; it is critical that your application be upgraded to ensure its continued security.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
We strongly recommend appropriate testing and moving to PHP 7.2 or 7.3 as soon as possible. Before October, if one or more of your application environments is currently using PHP 7.1, we encourage you to request the upgrade by submitting a form at https://hosting.gatech.edu/upgrade-service-plan to avoid a forced upgrade. Note: Even if you will be able to select PHP 7.2 subscription on the form, we strongly encourage you to choose PHP 7.3. Since PHP 7.3 will have a longer support.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you have questions or would like additional information, please submit a ticket to https://hosting.gatech.edu/request/help.