[Notice] Information on upgrading the PHP version used in Sakura Internet [PHP7.2 provision period will be extended]
Created on Jun 12, 2019
Updated: Aug 5, 2019
(Added on August 5)
Due to changes in the PHP provision policy, PHP7.2 will be available until November 2020, just before the security support ends.
[Notice] Change in the PHP provision policy for Sakura Internet
Sakura Internet released an announcement stating that PHP will be upgraded from version 7.2 to 7.3 on July 3, 2019.
Please prepare for the upgrade in advance by confirming program operations, etc. as certain programs and CMS (WordPress, etc.) may be affected by the upgrade.
Please check the following support site for how to change PHP settings.
▼Upgrading PHP version
https://help.sakura.ad.jp/hc/ja/articles/115000135681 (available only in Japanese)
It is possible to confirm the operation in advance using the staging server (testing environment) by using the “Backup & Staging” function.
▼Procedure for creating and deleting staging server for WordPress
https://help.sakura.ad.jp/hc/ja/articles/360000150041 (available only in Japanese)
If any operation or other problems occur after initiating advanced verification, please address the problems.
If no problems are detected during the advanced verification, but a problem still occurs after completing the upgrade, it is possible to temporarily return to the previous version of PHP7.2.
PHP7.2 will no longer be available on Sakura rental server after August, 2019.
We kindly ask users to prepare an environment capable of running on PHP7.3 services as soon as possible.
Please see the following support site for details on the PHP upgrade schedule and provider policy
▼PHP providing policy
https://help.sakura.ad.jp/hc/ja/articles/360000115461 (available only in Japanese)