Many web hosting providers are now forcing their customers to upgrade their PHP versions. This requires a customer to make last-minute changes to keep their sites running. This is often a time-consuming process, especially if you host or manage multiple websites. In this blog post, we will explain why we are not forcing upgrades to a newer PHP version and how we still keep your site secure.

At 1-grid we offer CloudLinux HardenedPHP on our shared hosting packages which allows you to continue operating with peace of mind. 

Ultimately, the power is in your hands as the customer and at we will not force a PHP upgrade on you. With our solution, you can continue to run your website with peace as HardenedPHP safeguards your clients and servers by patching all PHP versions against known vulnerabilities, including legacy PHP versions.

We have opted to take proactive steps to give you peace of mind, allowing you to update when you are ready to do so.

Key Take Aways

-We allow you to decide the best time to update.

– We will not force a PHP upgrade on you

– you choose which version of PHP you want to use

-Older versions of PHP are secured on our servers through Cloud Linux HardenedPHP.

-You have peace of mind that your site remains safe, fast and secure.

If you want to check your current PHP version or want to update it, we recommend you read the following guide: How do I change my PHP version?

If you want to move any of your domains over to 1-grid, follow this guide to do it now.


What does the acronym PHP stand for?

The acronym PHP, which was initially short for Personal Home Page Tools, is now known as PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

What does PHP do?

PHP is a server-side programming language that interacts with databases to retrieve and store data, send emails, and deliver content to HTML pages for on-screen display.