Default PHP version is now PHP 7.4

Simba Hosting is committed to using up-to-date technologies, and not just letting things slide. Letting things slide is common in the web hosting industry; at the time of writing in December 2019, over 3 in 5 WordPress sites (the most… READ MORE

WordPress plugins compatible with WooCommerce 3.8

WooCommerce 3.8 has been released. The current releases of all of our plugins are ready. So, if you are a customer of one of our popular plugins, please make sure you are up to date. WooCommerce 3.8 is a minor… READ MORE

Google Cloud Print – end of life

Google have just announced that their unique solution for connecting any printer to the Internet, Google Cloud Print, is being end-of-lifed. It will cease to be available for any use after the end of December 31st, 2020. This will obviously… READ MORE

WooCommerce 3.7 is coming – our plugins are ready

WooCommerce 3.7 will soon be released (scheduled for 12th August). The current releases of all of our plugins are ready. So, if you are a customer of one of our popular plugins, please make sure you are up to date…. READ MORE

Upgrading shared database server (MariaDB / MySQL) from MariaDB 10.2 to 10.3

At Simba Hosting we are committed to using up-to-date technologies. Far too many hosting companies simply let their platforms “rot”, and allow their customers to experience the increasing problems that result. As part of this, our shared web hosting database… READ MORE

PHP 5.2-5.5 support in plugins

The most recent release of WordPress (5.2) no longer supports PHP versions 5.2 up to 5.5. The minimum supported version is PHP 5.6.20. In keeping with this, we will no longer offer support for earlier PHP versions (than 5.6.20) with… READ MORE

WooCommerce 3.6 is coming – plugin compatibility status

WooCommerce 3.6 – the next major release series – is coming. You can read about its changes here. After testing all of the latest releases of our WooCommerce plugins, we have not found any incompatibilities. (Since 3.0, WooCommerce have aimed… READ MORE

Unlimited bandwidth for everybody

(Not an April fool!). All of our web hosting packages now contain unlimited bandwidth use. (Subject only to the term and condition that web hosting packages are used for genuine website hosting, not as a proxy for something else). In… READ MORE

Default PHP version now 7.3

In keeping with our commitment to using up-to-date technologies, we have updated the default version of PHP used for new web hosting accounts from PHP 7.2 to 7.3. All customers can continue to request a different PHP version (from 5.4… READ MORE

Shared webserver switch complete

The shared webserver migration described in our previous post has been completed. If you need to change DNS records, as described in that post, then you should do so now. We are now completing a number of post-migration tasks and… READ MORE