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Announcement: Removal of PHP 5.3-5.5 from shared hosting servers

Dear Valued Clients,


Thank you for hosting with Exabytes Network. 


Our team have scheduled an upgrade on all our shared and reseller hosting servers to the newer PHP version in the following announcement: 


We will remove PHP 5.3 - 5.5 from the selection and server end at 30th Nov 2017 and all hosting accounts will move to PHP 5.6 as default in Windows and Linux hosting server.


What Should I do?

As the upgrade is a major version change, we strongly advise all our clients to ensure all custom written applications running on our servers are fully compatible with PHP 5.6. 

Kindly check with your in-house webmaster/outsource webmaster/programmer regarding this matter. 


Affected servers

All Exabytes Linux and Windows Shared hosting servers that are running PHP.


Technical Support and Additional information

For extra precautionary measures, we strongly advise our customers to perform a BACKUP on their critical data.


Here are the references for migration from 

A) PHP 5.3.x to 5.4.x


B) PHP 5.4.x to 5.5.x


C) PHP 5.5.x to 5.6.x


If you are using a custom php.ini file which PHP modules references are not available with PHP 5.6, your site may not work. 


You may remove the custom php.ini file and let it refer to server default php.ini or create a php.ini file that is compatible with PHP 5.6.


What is php.ini?

It is the file for you to declare changes to your PHP settings.


If you need further information and clarifications regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact us via helpdesk at


Thank you very much for your attention. 


Have a nice day! 


Best Regards,


Support Team


Technical Support Department