PHP is one of the most commonly used programming language used for web development. This includes platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal.
On all of our shared servers, Conetix maintains a stable releases of PHP. This is to ensure security fixes and bugs are constantly updated. Conetix supports multiple versions of PHP on our shared hosting subscriptions and this can be easily adjusted per site. The versions we support are:
- PHP 5.4 (out-of-date, not recommended)
- PHP 5.5 (out-of-date, not recommended)
- PHP 5.6 (end of life soon)
- PHP 7.0 (end of life soon)
- PHP 7.1 (recommended)
- PHP 7.2
If you don't keep your website software up-to-date, it may cause issues as upgrades to our servers occur. As per our policy on Outdated CMS Software, it's the client's responsibility to ensure the software is kept up-to-date.
If for you need to maintain a constant version of PHP or want to control when upgrades occur, your site will need to be hosted on a Virtual Private Server. This gives you complete control over the software packages including packages such as PHP and MySQL.