November 4, 2019 at 10:31 am #306342
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.
During a scan of accounts for outdated or insecure software on your account, we detected old, out-of-date PHP versions, including the following on your DreamHost account:
https://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.
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1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"November 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm #306343pmossbergKeymaster
Thank you for all you do for the site and our members!
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 https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)November 5, 2019 at 9:19 pm #306344edsnovaParticipant
dittoNovember 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm #306345billnpartsParticipant
Thanks and good luck.
Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
Autocross & Hillclimb
"Drive Happy"November 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm #306348edsnovaParticipant
Well? Everything still working? Everyone still breathing?January 25, 2020 at 2:48 pm #306468
I’ve completed this update and several others today. Here’s a summary if you are interested:
- Update to PHP 7.4, this is the above mentioned update
- Update to WordPress 5.3.2, which is the latest available version
- Added Google reCAPTCHA to the registration page and reenabled self-registration. Hoping it keeps spammers at bay.
- Tweaked the fonts. In a previous update the fonts got really small. I updated to get them back to a readable size.
- Added an SSL (https) certificate. This means our site will no longer show “Not Secure” in browsers. The certificates are now free, so no reason not to get one. You should be able to use either http or https for a bit. Eventually the site will auto-direct you to https.
If you see any problems, please do let me and Paul know!
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1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"January 25, 2020 at 4:42 pm #306472billnpartsParticipant
You’ve been busy…Thank you!
Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
Autocross & Hillclimb
"Drive Happy"January 26, 2020 at 6:38 pm #306476
So much for the reCAPTCHA, we were still getting spam registrations. Self-registration is turned off again 🙁
1982 London Roadster - "Kit Kat"
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