So what you're saying is:
You expect us to telnet or FTP or something into our accounts to change the .htaccess file manually?
And you expect us to:
1) Do this for every single account we have at Sonic that runs Wordpress (I think I have 6).
2) Repeat the process every couple of months when a new PHP version comes out.
Is that right?
So let me be as clear as possible:
I expect as part of the service I'm paying you hundreds of dollars a year for that you will do what you used to do: make these updates automatic.
I don't want any "special favors" from staff to update these files. I don't want to have to ask every time. I dont' want a Wordpress that's so out of date that I can't upgrade my plugins and it's an outright security risk.
This was not a problem in the past. But you're cutting corners on hosting so you can focus on internet access and you're turning what used to be the best ISP in the nation into a joke.
We're not asking you to make this manual process available. We're asking you to make it work without us jumping through hoops.
williamt wrote:PHP 7.4.3 is now available!
As seen running here: http://www.sonic.net/~williamt/php7/
Add the following to your .htaccess to enable it.
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AddHandler php-cgi .php
Action php-cgi /cgi-bin/php7
Things to note:
If you are using mysql and using the old_password shorter password format you will need to reset your mysql password. This can be done in our member tools.
Regarding wordpress, make sure you are using the latest version it allows you to update to through the /admin updater before switching to php7. After you update you can switch to php7 and the update to the latest version of wordpress.
If you notice any issues running php7 let us know. We wanted to get this out asap to you because you have waited long enough. We believe everything should work as expected though.