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.