As part of our proactive managed service we are working on upgrading PHP for all Web Hosting customers who are still using the 7.X branches which are end of life and no longer supported.
Customers with managed servers will be contacted on an individual basis regarding these upgrades.
Customers using our Web Hosting account plans on our shared DirectAdmin servers will be upgraded to PHP 8 automatically starting from 22 February. PHP 8 maintains good backwards compatibility with 7.X but there are a few backward incompatible changes so there is a small chance that some sites or specific functions within your site may not run properly under PHP 8. In most instances our monitoring servers will detect this automatically. Any site returning a 500 Internal Server Error response will be flagged up by our monitoring system. If your site is flagged up we will investigate whether the site can be easily upgraded to support PHP 8. If it is not possible to run on PHP 8 without extensive modification we will revert to PHP 7.X and contact you to discuss options.
If you have any questions or concerns, or discover any functionality in your site which does not work on PHP 8, please contact us for assistance.