php5We’re changing our current default version of PHP from 4 to 5 from the 6th September on all web hosting accounts.

As many of you will know, to use PHP 5 at the moment you need to enable this in a .htaccess file on the server.

From the 6th September, we will swap this around so that PHP 5 is the default and PHP 4 may be called via a .htaccess file in the directory you wish to use PHP 4 from.

This is unlikely to affect many people as nearly all scripts written in PHP now operate on PHP 5 (for example all the PHP scripts available in your web hosting control panel).

We’re now at a point where having PHP 5 as the default version makes more sense for users; PHP 5 was released in 2004, whilst PHP 4 hasn’t been updated since 2008.
If you’re operating legacy software that will not work on PHP 5, please set up a .htaccess file with the following line in it:

SetEnv DEFAULT_PHP_VERSION 4

This needs to be done before the 6th September so that your software will continue to work as normal.
If you have any questions, please raise a support ticket from customer centre for a prompt response.