When to Update PHP?
PHP is a programming language that can run with Apache or Microsoft IIS and works with your dedicated or VPS server to execute the requests that make up your website. 88% of online sites run on, the soon to be vulnerable PHP 5.X technology. At the close of this year, scheduled by Dec. 31, 2018 security support will end for our dear old friend PHP 5.6, meaning bugs and security fixes will not be tended to and could lead to security vulnerabilities. Each PHP version gets supported actively for two years while the third year only gets critical security updates. Luckily, the PHP gods had smiled upon us and extended the life for just a year longer than the typical PHP version before giving us the new year deadline. For all the developers out there wanting to know exactly what is changing, here’s a helpful migration guide from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.X.