PHP Upgrade

In November 2018, it was announced that the programming language that underpins your site — PHP version 5.2/5.6 — was coming to ‘end of life’. This means that the technology will no longer be supported and could pose a significant security risk. End of life was due to take effect in December 2018.

As part of our commitment to support our web clients, and working with our hosting providers, we have put measures in place to upgrade PHP on your site to the latest version (PHP 7.2) and as such we have extended the end of life deadline until February 14th 2019.

What does the upgrade entail?

Website owners with a Support & Maintenance plan with Nephew will receive the upgrade at no extra cost.

Those without a Support & Maintenance plan will incur a small administration fee of £125 ex VAT — payable before the upgrade takes place.

The PHP upgrade has been scheduled to take place on Monday February 11th, 2019 at 1pm. It is expected that the upgrade will not result in any downtime or disruption to service.

Those that decide to defer the update do so in the understanding that any security issues, arising from PHP end of life, will be the responsibility of the website owner. Additional charges to fix any security issues as a result of the deferral, may be incurred.

Next Steps

Fill out the form below to confirm that you have read the information above and would like to proceed with the upgrade.