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  • Php/Mysql Upgrade across servers (PHP 5.4.xx) - Shared/Reseller Hosting Only.

    January 12, 2015 by Benny K

  • Dear Clients,

    PHP 5.3 has been long standing in our server since day one in our shared and reseller hosting plans.

    As of 2014, PHP 5.3 has reached EOL and will not be updated anymore. CPanel has recommended upgrade to PHP 5.4 or 5.5 to apply some of the security fixes. As you may be aware, some of your web application may not be compatible with this new version, especially those running in older or customized web applications. As such, we will go lower than the latest version, i.e PHP 5.4 into all the servers.

    Rather than having outdated and possibly vulnerable version in the server, we decided to upgrade the PHP which may benefiting you in long term. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience to you. We will handle on case by case basis, but please, ask your web developer first on the required changes from 5.3 to 5.4 (you are given ample time to consult with your developer)

    You may view the details of the change from PHP 5.3 to 5.4 via http://php.net/migration54

    If you are using Joomla 1.5, you may refer to some documentation such as :

    1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8971261/php-5-4-call-time-pass-by-reference-easy-fix-available

    2. https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

    3. add in error_reporting(0); in the index.php (thanks to Aves!)


    The planned migration of PHP will be as follow:

    1. Indonesia Server (idc.bennykusman.com): 23 January 2015 - 11PM Singapore Time
    2. Singapore Server (telin.bennykusman.com): 06 February 2015 - 11PM Singapore Time
    3. US Server (la.bennykusman.com and phoenix.bennykusman.com): 20 February 2015 - 11PM Singapore Time


    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email support@bennykusman.com


    Thank you


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    12 January 2015 : Announcement sent out

    20 January 2015 : Indonesia server & Singapore Server PHP Migration will be pushed forward to 23 Jan at 11PM due to no complain from clients on their existing website compatibility.

    23 January 2015 : PHP Migration to 5.4.36 started at 11.46pm (idc.bennykusman.com)

    24 January 2015 : PHP Migration.completed at 12.05am (idc.bennykusman.com)

    24 January 2015 : PHP Migration to 5.4.36 started at 12.49am (telin.bennykusman.com)

    24 January 2015 : PHP Migration.completed at 01.20am (telin.bennykusman.com)

    19 February 2015 :  PHP Migration to 5.4.37 started at 01.07pm (phoenix.bennykusman.com)

    19 February 2015 :  PHP Migration to 5.4.37 completed at 01.20pm (phoenix.bennykusman.com)

    19 February 2015 :  PHP Migration to 5.4.37 started at 01.23pm (la.bennykusman.com)

    19 February 2015 :  PHP Migration to 5.4.37 completed at 01.35pm (la.bennykusman.com)

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