Cloud Sites Debian Upgrade

Liquid Web will be performing Operating System upgrades on the Cloud Sites PHP systems, moving from Debian 8 (Jesse) to Debian 10 (Buster). These upgrades will take place between Sept 9th and Sept 12th, starting at 9 PM to 11 PM CT each night. You may experience session loss during the maintenance period but we do not anticipate any website downtime. These upgrades only impact the Debian version. Rest assured, your site(s) PHP version is not changing.

What does this mean for you?

If one of your sites relies on a legacy library, you may want to work with your development team to see if there are code changes that need to be made or additional features to be leveraged. It is likely that these library upgrades just add features and flags more so than an entire change in format or structure.

To help you understand the impact of the changes, we have included a list of the most common libraries being used today and what is changing in those libraries. In the list below, items preceded with a (-) are being removed or upgraded. Items preceded with (+) indicate the new version or addition.

In this example, we are upgrading the library for wget from 1.16-1+deb8u5 to 1.20.1-1.1.

-wget 1.16-1+deb8u5
+wget 1.20.1-1.1

For additional insight, you can find information on the various libraries at Debian’s Package Portal and their tracker.

The schedule for the dates of the specific PHP systems maintenances will be posted at least 1 week prior on the Liquid Web status page.

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Increased Bandwidth Quotas on Cloud Sites

We have some great news to share. We have increased the bandwidth quotas on each of our Cloud Sites hosting plans by 10 GB/month. This will allow your website to have more traffic before you need to upgrade your hosting plan.

Here’s the breakdown by hosting plan:

Simple Squid
was 30 GB of bandwidth, now increasing to 40 GB of bandwidth

Micro Squid
was 40 GB of bandwidth, now increasing to 50 GB of bandwidth

Mega Squid
was 50 GB of bandwidth, now increasing to 60 GB of bandwidth