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SOLVED PHP 5.5 support Timeframe

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by Gareth-AWD, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Gareth-AWD

    Gareth-AWD Well-Known Member

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    Edit: Title was support to say 5.5

    With EasyApache 4 are cPanel looking to support older versions of PHP for longer? I'm concerned about old sites that rely on legacy mysql support etc.

    Is there a date cPanel will drop support for PHP 5.5, 5.6 etc.
     
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    Hi @Gareth-AWD

    I modified the thread title to reference PHP 5.5 for you.

    I've opened an inquiry with our development EA-7421 to find out if we have a set deprecation schedule for this as well as if we're going to be supporting older PHP versions longer. I do know that as of right now we still provide PHP 5.3 which was EoL quite a few years ago per the supported versions documentation from PHP here: PHP: Supported Versions

    I'll update this thread when I get an answer to the inquiry I filed as well.


    Thank you,
     
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    Any update on this?
     
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    Hi @Gareth-AWD

    I have no update on this as of now. I'll let you know as soon as I have any further information.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi @Gareth-AWD

    I believe I can provide an update on this now. The team working on EasyApache has recently completed some internal cases which relate to this issue EA-7160 and EA-7173

    EA-7160 resolved an issue where we were defaulting to EoL PHP versions and EA-7173 added warning/recommendations for PHP versions that were EoL

    So what's happening now is that you can still install EoL php versions, they will remain on our mirrors but the EasyApache 4 profiles will no longer automatically install/include them and should you attempt to install one you will get a notice that it is unsupported. Our intention is to follow PHP's deprecation schedule for PHP versions but they will remain available on our mirrors.

    So to answer your question directly:
    No, we won't be supporting older php versions for longer but they will remain available. We will stop supporting PHP versions that are end of life, based on PHP's deprecation schedule provided here: PHP: Supported Versions


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