Tag: Upgrade

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MariaDB is a free, open-source database management system that replaces the proprietary MySQL database management system. Many new features and changes have been added and improved in each MariaDB version. For version 10.8.0, some new features include:

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When updating from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, we used the following command as one of the steps to update to the newer version. 

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How to Upgrade PHP on Windows

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Performing an upgrade to PHP on Windows Server

Keeping your software and applications up to date is a crucial part of maintaining security and stability in your web hosting systems. Unfortunately, updating system components and back-end software can sometimes be a frustrating and a difficult process. However, thanks to Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer, upgrading PHP on a Windows server with IIS is as simple as a few clicks.

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Upgrading your Storm® VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a simple process, and can be done in just a few satisfying clicks. Upgrades and making sure you are properly backing up your VPS are a necessity. Let’s face it, you work hard on your blog, or e-commerce store, and the traffic grows! That is why understanding Cloud VPS and maintaining it are so important. So, once you’ve optimized your WordPress site or Magento store, reward yourself with an easy upgrade process and increase the available resources to your Storm® VPS by following the steps below!

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This article outlines the procedure for replacing the native MySQL®️ or MariaDB®️ service that is preinstalled on any typical Plesk Onyx 11 CentOS 7 server. The procedure outlines removal of the existing MySQL related binaries and replaces them with an adequate version of the Percona binaries. Once these Percona binaries are in place, a typical multistage MySQL Incremental version upgrade is processed to bring the existing databases and Percona binaries to the desired Percona 5.7 version.

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We recently posted an article on Upgrading MariaDB 10.0 to 10.3.9 on Ubuntu 16.04. We are now going to provide insight on upgrading MariaDB 10.0.X to 10.3.X on a CentOS 7 server.

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MariaDB is quickly becoming the default open-source database software to use in development, production, and even enterprise environments. Our very own Cloud Sites product uses the newest in MariaDB as it’s mostly known for being a fork and drop-in replacement to MySQL, which is created and maintained by the original MySQL developers.

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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.

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation.

The recently announced deprecation of the Legacy Storm Private Network has prompted several questions, the most frequent of which being: How to upgrade and am I affected? Fortunately this announcement only affects a handful of our thousands of clients, those being customers who started using the Private Networking back in 2013. If you’re not sure, you’re welcome to open a ticket and be certain.

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Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for checking your version of cPanel or WHM via the command line or the WHM dashboard.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

Step #1: Log In to WHM

First, log in to WHM. You’ll arrive at your WHM dashboard:

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