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PHP Upgrades + MultiPHP Support

We never stop working to improve our service quality here at The Web Atom. Two weeks ago we increased the disk and bandwidth allowances for all plans and today we’ve completed a much-needed PHP upgrade and added MultiPHP to all accounts.

MultiPHP is a tool that allows us to run multiple different versions of PHP concurrently. We’re currently running PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6 and PHP 7. Customers can change which version of PHP is used on a per-domain basis from the MultiPHP settings within their cPanel account.

PHP 5.2, the previous default for customers who were still using our legacy servers, is no longer available and has been replaced by PHP 5.6 as the new system default. PHP 5.6 has significant performance and security improvements over 5.2.

PHP 5.5 has fewer backwards-compatibility breaking changes than 5.6 and can be used for websites that functioned normally under 5.2 but experience issues on 5.6.

PHP 7 boasts far superior performance than all versions in the 5.x branch and should be used where possible.

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