Planning and runtimes

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Preliminary planning for 1&1 IONOSPHP Extended Support, in consultation with the PHP community:

  • PHP 4: No longer supported by the PHP community since 2008. We
    offer all customers 1&1 Extended Support as an option.
  • PHP 5.2: No longer supported by the PHP community since 2011. We
    offer all customers 1&1 Extended Support as an option.
  • PHP 5.4: Limited support from the PHP community ended in September 2015. We
    offer all customers 1&1 Extended Support as an option.
  • PHP 5.5: Limited support from the PHP community ended in June 2016. We
    offer all customers 1&1 Extended Support as an option.
  • PHP 5.6: The latest PHP 5 release will receive an additional 4 months of active support and 12 months of limited support from the PHP community. Limited support is expected to end on December 31, 2018.
  • PHP 7: Limited support from the PHP community is expected to end on December 03, 2018.

An overview of the planned maturities

PHP Community Support and 1&1 IONOSPHP Extended Support as Timeline Graphics

A support offer for our users

Due to the relatively short support times of the PHP community, we had to 1&1 IONOSchoose one of the following approaches:

  • Extended support for older PHP versions through 1&1 IONOS
    • Extended support and smoother transition to new PHP versions
    • Optional offer without term
  • PHP versions without community support no longer offer
    • Traceability / Transparency
    • We would defacto leave some users "out in the rain".

We see 1&1 IONOSPHP Extended Support as a support offering for our users.

Regardless of this, we recommend that you always use a current and proven PHP version.

These versions provide a good balance of reliability, application support, performance, security, and features.

This article was published on 06 Nov 2018 by sebastian.zientek as part of the topic PHP Extended Support .