By upgrading now, rather than when the upgrade is rolled out later this year, we can test if your website works on the latest version of PHP 7, and have time to make any fixes or adjustments necessary while the older versions still have support.
Some older CMS or websites – particularly those that have been custom developed – may not support the newer versions of PHP. Compatibility issues like your site not working properly, or some parts of it not rendering correctly, could arise if the latest version of PHP isn’t supported. If this happens, we can roll back to the previous version and make any necessary fixes. The more time you give us to fix these issues, the less stressful it will be. If you know your site is running an older CMS, or you haven’t done significant upgrades in the last few years, look at this as the perfect opportunity to improve your website’s performance and security. Especially now that there’s a deadline in place: the second half of 2019.
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