As from the 6th of September we’re changing our current default version of PHP 4 to PHP 5.

As many of you know to use PHP 5 at the moment, PRO accounts can switch to PHP 5 from within your hosting control panel. Or you can also use PHP 5 by using a .htaccess file for individual directories.

As from the 6th September, we will swap this around so that PHP 5 will be the default and PHP 4 may be called via a .htaccess file in the directory you wish to use PHP 4.

It is unlikely to affect many people as nearly all scripts written in PHP now operate on PHP 5 (for example all the PHP scripts available in your control panel).

We’re now at a point where having PHP 5 as the default version makes more sense for users; PHP 5 was released in 2004, whilst PHP 4 hasn’t been updated since 2008. If you’re operating legacy software that will not work on PHP 5, please set up a .htaccess file with the following line in it:

SetEnv DEFAULT_PHP_VERSION 4

This needs to be done before the 6th September so that your software will continue to work as normal.

If you have any questions, please raise a support ticket from your customer centre for a prompt response.