We currently have two business websites running on the BT servers. I have been getting warnings from third party applications for years that the current PHP version (5.6.30) is out of date and now the Joomla platform itself is now warning me the PHP will no longer be supported for the next release. See below...
Prepare for the next Major Release of Joomla Since version 3.7.0 Beginning with Joomla! 4.0 we are raising the minimum server requirements. If you are seeing this message then your current configuration does not meet these new minimum requirements. The minimum requirements are the following:
MS SQL will not be supported
MySQL using the legacy `ext/mysql` PHP extension will not be supported, MySQLi or PDO MySQL must be used instead.
Please contact your hosting provider to ask how you can meet these raised server requirements - it is usually a very simple change. If you already meet these new requirements then this message will not be displayed.
As this has been coming for years, does BT plan on updating to a recent version on PHP anytime soon so we can continue to maintain the latest and more secure versions of our chosen website platforms?
September - last edited 3 weeks ago
Hi there davesharpe1,
I have had word back from our hosting team. They have advised we will be implementing PHP7 in Q3 which means it will be January - March 2018.
I hope this news helps.