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    stephenhouser
    Keymaster

    @stephenhouser

    Received the following message from our hosting company this morning, an update is on the way. Hopefully it won’t break anything!

    I’m going to opt for the self-upgrade path and will try to find the time this coming weekend (11/9/19 – 11/10/19) to follow their process. So if you see our site down one of those two days, or both, don’t completely panic. Things will hopefully go smoothly.

    Stephen


    Hi, DreamHoster!

    During a scan of accounts for outdated or insecure software on your account, we detected old, out-of-date PHP versions, including the following on your DreamHost account:

    http://tdreplica.com – PHPv: php56.cgi – blout

    PHP is the programming language that powers many website platforms, including WordPress, Joomla, and MediaWiki. It continues to be refined and improved over the years, and security issues are patched on a regular basis. As of December 2018, PHP 5.6 and 7.0 are no longer supported by the PHP project, and any bugs or security vulnerabilities discovered in these older versions will not be fixed.

    To improve the overall security of your webserver, we are phasing out older and unsupported versions of PHP. Starting in November 2019, we will be upgrading PHP 5.6 and 7.0 to PHP 7.2 on all webservers.

    Running the latest versions of website apps atop the latest versions of PHP 7 is a sight to behold. The combination is both faster and far more secure than what exists on your account today. In fact, PHP 7.2 is up to 250% faster than PHP 5.6. No joke.

    If you would like to perform a PHP upgrade immediately before our system-wide upgrade, go for it! After all, you know your site best! Simply click “Edit” on Manage Domains for any of your domains and select the version of PHP you’d like to use.

    The majority of regularly updated sites work just fine with the latest version of PHP, but we wanted to give you the heads-up now just in case you needed to make preparations! Please note that, like any software update, this update has the potential to break any of your websites which contain PHP code. Please ensure that your code is up-to-date and that they’re able to play nicely with the latest versions of PHP 7.

    We’ve put some info in our knowledge base that should address most of your questions, but please don’t hesitate to reply directly back to this email in the meantime if there’s anything else we can do for you. If your site is a WordPress site, we have a specific guide that will help you understand how to review your WordPress site to ensure it can successfully run on the latest versions of PHP, and we recommend you run through its checklist at your earliest convenience: Upgrading your WordPress site to the latest PHP version

    We’ll send you a reminder email the week before the upgrade. You’ll hear from us again once we’ve completed the upgrade with a separate email for each upgrade performed.

    Thanks!

    -The Happy DreamHost “Turbo Speed on a PHP 7 Steed” Robot

     

    Buxton, Maine
    1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"

    #306343

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Thank you for all you do for the site and our members!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    ditto

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    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Thanks and good luck.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Well? Everything still working? Everyone still breathing?

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