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  Post #16 (permalink)   01-24-2017, 06:24 AM
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We have started offering it as an option with the CloudLinux PHP Selector however the few that have moved from 5.6 have moved to 7.1 most of it I believe is due to compatibility of plugins / themes or various CMSes.
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We've seen the developers move from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.0 for their Wordpress Installations, but most appear to be using their own child-themes based on those standard themes shipping with WP.

We've had issues with other customers switching and they've had to switch back to PHP 5.6 to use particular plugins and themes as the OP stated.

I don't think making PHP 7.0 or 7.1 the default is wise at this moment, but offering it as a choice is good.
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I don't think making PHP 7.0 or 7.1 the default is wise at this moment, but offering it as a choice is good.
Right! It is better to have it as an alternative choice.
 
 
 


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Recently made PHP 7 default one for new customers. However we are offering also a fallback to PHP 5.X versions.

Regarding 7.1 we know that sooner or latter it will be required by customers because of the other versions reaching EOL.
 
 
 


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Recently made PHP 7 default one for new customers. However we are offering also a fallback to PHP 5.X versions.

Regarding 7.1 we know that sooner or latter it will be required by customers because of the other versions reaching EOL.
if you have the lasted cPanel/WHM, they you dont need to do this, just direct your clients too MultiPHP Manager in the Software area of the sites cPanel and they can chose which version of PHP they want to install
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We have provided 7.0 as default for quite a few months now. Will be changing to 7.1 as default for new accounts soon.

Most of WordPress should already be compatible.

We don't force an upgrade on customers. It should be easy for them to choose a PHP version, and they should be informed that it's a good idea to upgrade.

Cloudlinux's hardened PHP allows us to continue providing unsupported versions (currently anything less than 5.6).

We recently updated PHP to 7.0 on our own website and have a noticable drop in CPU usage.
 
 


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We have provided 7.0 as default for quite a few months now. Will be changing to 7.1 as default for new accounts soon.

Most of WordPress should already be compatible.
Yes, but still a lot of scripts that are not compatible, also what happens if you clients are using plugins etc. on their sites that are not compatible.

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We don't force an upgrade on customers. It should be easy for them to choose a PHP version, and they should be informed that it's a good idea to upgrade.
Same here, but you can inform your clients that it is a good thing to upgrade, but if they are using a plugin/module/script that is not compatible then the choice to upgrade is taken out of their hands until the developers of the plugin/module/script release a compatible version
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All new websites i create will be running PHP 7.1, it's going to take a while for it to become widely used.
 
 
 


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All new websites i create will be running PHP 7.1, it's going to take a while for it to become widely used.
But it has nothing to do with websites, a PHP, HTML website and wordpress website will run in php 7 and 7.1 without issue.

The issue is 3rd party plugins, modules etc. that are not compatible with the latest version of PHP.
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So it's been 2 months since I started this thread - have people been encouraging PHP 7.x yet?

I know we can all use the change in cPanel to change the PHP version to the version I want to use, but has anyone been sending out newsletters encouring users to check it out?

I think that's more along the lines of where I was going with the thread. Making it a default of 7.0 and allowing users to downgrade to an older version should be well in play at this point.

Of course, we ran things differently in that when I say "make default" I'm not saying to change an existing server - rather setting up a NEW server and all new clients go onto the 7.x version. Then notify existing users if they're compatible and tested, they can move to the new machine.

This was the method we used to weed people off PHP 4.3, 4.4, and 4.x so many years ago.

We've found a number of hosts that clients are using that don't offer the 7.x version, and as a result, we've been moving them to an alternate host the moment we start working with them.
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So it's been 2 months since I started this thread - have people been encouraging PHP 7.x yet?

I know we can all use the change in cPanel to change the PHP version to the version I want to use, but has anyone been sending out newsletters encouring users to check it out?

I think that's more along the lines of where I was going with the thread. Making it a default of 7.0 and allowing users to downgrade to an older version should be well in play at this point.

Of course, we ran things differently in that when I say "make default" I'm not saying to change an existing server - rather setting up a NEW server and all new clients go onto the 7.x version. Then notify existing users if they're compatible and tested, they can move to the new machine.

This was the method we used to weed people off PHP 4.3, 4.4, and 4.x so many years ago.

We've found a number of hosts that clients are using that don't offer the 7.x version, and as a result, we've been moving them to an alternate host the moment we start working with them.
Yes all my clients have been informed along with directions to the multiphp editor from with a sites cpanel where that can chose their version of PHP
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Yes, but still a lot of scripts that are not compatible, also what happens if you clients are using plugins etc. on their sites that are not compatible.



Same here, but you can inform your clients that it is a good thing to upgrade, but if they are using a plugin/module/script that is not compatible then the choice to upgrade is taken out of their hands until the developers of the plugin/module/script release a compatible version
We make a new php verion the default for new accounts when we think most scripts will be compatible. We wait a reasonable amount of time to allow activly developed plugins to update and become compatible. We did this for PHP 7 quite some time ago, and very few customers had issues and those that did, we just told them to try with an older version of PHP.

We don't enforce any upgrades, just suggest they should upgrade as soon as they can. We also remind them that they can quickly downgrade again if something's not compatible.
 
 
 


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I don't recommend, but our customers can choose.
 
 
 


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There are lots of bugs in PHP 7. Your application codes may not properly support it. So I would recommend you to run your websites on php 5.6 for next few days.
 
 
 


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Still my clients are using php 5.6 only , not even 7.0 . Might be their websites are up and running on 5.6 at ease and don't want any trouble . I hope if someone plans to make a new website , they will surely consider 7.x series platform as it is the updated version of php.
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