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

Ending the availability of ancient PHP versions, and of Perl

At Simba Hosting, we are committed to providing up-to-date technologies to our users. Sadly, this commitment is far from the norm in the web hosting industry. This can be seen by comparing the graph of what PHP versions WordPress websites… READ MORE

Default PHP version now 7.2

In keeping with our commitment to promoting modern technologies, we have updated the default version of PHP used for new web hosting accounts from PHP 7.1 to 7.2. All customers can continue to request a different PHP version (from 5.2… READ MORE

Defaulting to PHP 7.0

All new websites set up are now defaulting to PHP 7.0. Apart from being a more recent PHP release with several new features, PHP 7 is considerably faster than its predecessor (PHP 5.6 – there was no PHP 6). That… READ MORE

PHP 5.5

We are in process of implementing an upgrade from PHP 5.4 to PHP 5.5 as PHP 5.4’s final end of life approaches in a couple of months time. This should be a pain-free migration, as PHP 5.5 has only some… READ MORE

Switching to PHP 5.4

PHP 5.3 has now entered end-of-life; no further releases for PHP 5.3 will be made by the PHP group (http://php.net/eol.php). As such, Simba Hosting plan to upgrade from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4 in October of this year. (PHP is… READ MORE