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Scheduled Maintenance: Ares and Zeus to be Rebooted

November 26, 2014

We will be rebooting our Ares and Zeus servers at 8:00pm CST tonight in order to apply a security update. Services will be offline for approximately 10-15 minutes as their virtualization layers are re-initialized and rebooted.

Scheduled Server Reboots [Completed]

November 13, 2014

We will be performing staggered reboots of our servers beginning at 9pm CST tonight in order to complete an operating system upgrade. Each server will be offline for roughly 5-10 minutes as it reboots.

Native PHP to be Upgraded on Jan 1, 2015

November 1, 2014

Effective January 1, 2015, Varial Hosting will upgrade our native installation of PHP from version 5.3 to 5.4 across all servers.

PHP 5.3 has reached its end of life and will receive no further updates. To maintain server security and performance we will be updating all servers to use PHP 5.4 by default.

If you have an older script that is not compatible with PHP 5.4 we offer alternate versions of PHP from 5.2-5.6 that you can change to.

To test if your website is PHP 5.4 compatible please follow this guide and change your PHP version to 5.4. If everything works you can either leave PHP 5.4 selected to immediately start using this version or change back to Native PHP to be upgraded in January.

If your website is not PHP 5.4 compatible please change your PHP version to 5.3 to remain at that version.

Feel free to contact our Support department if you have any questions or require assistance changing your PHP version.

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