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Affecting Server - Hsphere-Linux
Date - 10/01/2016 13:00 - 10/01/2016 15:00 Priority - Critical

As previosuly announced, we will be removing PHP 5.2 from our shared linux servers and the default PHP version for the near future will be PHP 5.3 with that planned to be removed later this year or next as well. 

This should not affect most sites, however, if you are using a database and after the removal you receive a database connection error, please make sure to update the database user's password using the long hash option.   Please see for more information.

Update:  This has been pushed to 10/3/2016 in order to prevent issues over the weekend. 

10/3/2016 - 8 PM ET:  php 5.2 has been removed from web2-dal1 web server.  Auto checks for sites is in progrses at this time.  After that is done, web1-dal1 will be worked on.  To see which web server you are on, check the control panel -> FTP user / account -> web server. 
10/3/2016- 8:30 PM:  web2-dal1 Auto checks of sites returned a few sites with database connection errors and those were fixed.  The checks only checked for keywords on the base of the site and not the whole site.  Again, if you see database errors on your sites, blogs, etc please update the mysql's password hash. 

Moving on to web1-dal1 and will update here once done.

10/3/2016 9:35 PM ET - PHP 5.2 has been removed from all shared linux web servers at this point.  Default PHP version is now 5.3 for the near future.  Sites have had a rough auto check for usual database connection errors and those found have been fixed.  However, this does not include sub addresses such as /blog or scripts that do not provide an error.  Again, if you are seeing database connection errors, please update the mysql password hash as described in

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Last Updated - 10/03/2016 20:40