Announcement: Scheduled PHP & MYSQL version upgrading

Dear Valued Clients,


Thank you for hosting with WPWebHost. 


At WPWebhost, we always strive to provide the best service and latest web hosting technology to our valued clients.


To ensure all our servers’ software are up to date and vulnerability free, we have scheduled an upgrade on all our shared and reseller hosting servers to the newer PHP version and MYSQL 5.6 stable version.

Official PHP development and life span chart may refer to portal below.


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 & MYSQL 5.6. Kindly check with your in-house webmaster/outsource webmaster/programmer regarding this matter. 


Affected servers

All WPWebHost servers that operating with PHP & MYSQL services


Technical Support and Additional information

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


Here is some reference guide 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