Update of Linux Hosting Platform

For Shared Hosting Linux Customers

We have started to update our operating system environment of our Linux hosting platform in order to ensure we guarantee our customers with Linux-based hosting a stable and secure platform for their current and future web applications. We plan to finish the updates by the end of July 2020.

With this update, you will automatically benefit from more efficient resource utilisation, higher system security and the use of the newest security protocols.


With this update, we take great care to ensure the compatibility with existing web applications. However, for technical reasons, we cannot avoid a short interruption of hosting services. This is why your webspace and your website will be unavailable for about five minutes during the time mentioned above. Thank you for your understanding.

Updated Hosting Software

In addition to updates to the Apache webserver, which is considered the main part of your hosting system, web developers can expect new versions of the programming languages Perl, Ruby and Python. MySQL Tools have been updated as well. In the following table, you can see which software versions will be replaced by new versions and what versions we are going to use.


The server update does not affect your PHP settings or version or your MySQL databases. You will be able to continue to use your current PHP version. Until further notice, the MySQL version will remain version 5.7.

Software Previous Version New Version
PHP 7.2 / 7.3 / 7.4 No change
Perl 5.20.2 5.28.1
Python 2 2.7.9 2.7.16
Python 3 3.4.2 3.7.3
Ruby 2.5.1 2.5.5
Apache 2.4.10 2.4.38
Mysql tools Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.62 Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.3.22-MariaDB
Mysql server 5.5 / 5.7 No change