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Apache/PHP/MySQL updates on IAPETUS
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:47:03 PM »
Dear Customer,

We will be upgrading MySQL from the version tree 5.5 to version 5.6 as well as the Apache to the latest 2.4.x version and the PHP releases to 5.6.x on IAPETUS, while also adding PHP 7.0.x as an available version, selectable from CPanel. The latest releases available within the stable branch will be used and the upgrade is to take place around 1AM PST on Friday, the 10th of November 2017.
In order to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly please review your sites for compatibility with PHP's 5.6.x branch. Incompatibilities between PHP's versions 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 can be found through the URLs below:

http://php.net/manual/en/migration54.php
http://php.net/manual/en/migration55.php
http://php.net/manual/en/migration56.php


We have backups on hand for all databases in the event of any issues with the upgrade process. For more details on MySQL and specifically MySQL 5.6 series, please review the change log at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/index.html

Most scripts should run normally without issues on MySQL 5.6, however this will also imply having MySQL-dependent connectors such as python, java (you will need to update your web.xml configuration) or the ruby gem updated, so if you are running any scripts which are older or not up-to-date, please ensure to obtain the most current copy of the script from the script development site so that the script will function properly with the new MySQL 5.6 release. There are following changes in mysql 5.6 release:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/news-5-6-16.html

MySQL users that were last updated more than approximately 6 months ago are likely using the 16 bytes (old, deprecated) password hash, so if your script can not establish the connection with the database once MySQL gets upgraded you'll need to consider doing the following:
1) Change your CPanel password if you use the CPanel username for ANY mysql connections (it doesn't matter to what - you can even set the same one, however it'll be picked up in a 41 bytes hash once you do it);
2) Change your MySQL users password if you haven't done so in the past ~6months for every user that you use (and delete the users that are unused) - this can be done from CPanel -> MySQL databases -> Clicking on the mysql user and filling the needed fields. Sometime you need to remove mysql user and re-add same user and password and allow mysql grant privileges else your site will show database connection issue.

Please note that you may check the current status for this server at any time in CAP via https://account.lunarpages.com with your cPanel username and password, then by clicking the Network Status icon.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any issues with your site, please contact us at support@lunarpages.com or through our helpdesk at https://support.lunarpages.com/dashboard.

Lunarpages System Administrator Team
Adrian Avadani
System Administrator Team

Telephone: 1-714-521-8150
Fax: 1-714-521-8195

 

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