PHP 7.4 available on Cloud Sites

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We are excited to announce the introduction of PHP version 7.4 on Cloud Sites. Starting Monday, July 20th you’ll be able to upgrade to 7.4.

We know that staying abreast of the latest technologies is key to your continued success. You want and need the efficiencies and security these new frameworks can provide.

Active support of PHP 7.1 frameworks ended recently and security updates ended in January 2020.

It is recommended to upgrade to any of the supported frameworks (7.3 or 7.4) at your earliest convenience.

Making changes to your site code can be daunting. Although we do not provide development assistance, we will help guide you on your journey off of these older and unsupported PHP versions. We have created a Knowledge Base article to help your transition between legacy PHP versions and version 7.4.

Once PHP 7.4 is available you can update your website(s) PHP version at any time via the ‘Change Technology’ option in the Cloud Sites control panel.

Chrome Browser Warning for Non-SSL Websites

In September 2017, Google announced a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure in its Chrome browser as part of an overall security project.

Then, in February 2018, Google made further steps toward HTTPS everywhere by announcing that in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68 they will begin marking all sites that do not use HTTPS as “not secure”.

Additionally today, according to Gizmodo, users will encounter a full-page warning whenever visiting a website whose SSL certificate is not registered with a public certificate log. This means that you will need to have a registered SSL certificate for your website to avoid getting this warning in Chrome.

If you host on our Cloud Sites Hosting, and do not already have an SSL certificate for your domain, here is more information about how to obtain and configure one for your domain(s).

Our new Managed WordPress Hosting includes a hassle-free SSL certificate via LetsEncrypt that is set up for you right out of the box and automatically renews. If you host WordPress and would like to easily secure your website using SSL (along with and many other WordPress benefits) please contact us for more information about migrating to this new platform.