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We’ve got a serious question for you.

Is your current website’s PHP version up to date? 🤔

Now, if you’re not familiar with PHP updates, you might be scratching your head, thinking, “What does this mean?” Or perhaps you’re wondering, “How does this relate to me?”

To bring things into perspective, we’d like to share why it’s a good idea to keep your website’s PHP version current and the potential downsides if you don’t.

The Benefits of PHP Updates

You Get Better Security 🔐

The latest PHP version offers advanced security patches and updates, keeping your website safe from potential threats.

You Get A Faster Website 🏃‍♂️

The new update means your website will load faster, offering your visitors an even better user experience.

You Get New Features and Improvements 📶

Your update comes with enhancements that keep pace with your industry.

You Get Development Support 🌐

Outdated PHP versions can cause compatibility issues with certain website themes and plugins. Fortunately, by staying updated, you avoid potential issues and keep your site running smoothly.

You Get Peace of Mind 🕊️

Rather than worry about whether your website is working properly, when you have the latest, most advanced PHP version, you can focus on what’s most important—serving your customers and running your business.

Downsides of Not Updating Your Site’s PHP Version

Security Risks 🚩

Outdated PHP versions have known security vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.

Performance Issues 📉

Older PHP versions are generally slower and less efficient. Upgrading to the latest version can significantly improve your website’s speed.

Compatibility Problems 💾

New plugins and themes are often designed to work with the latest versions of PHP. If your website’s PHP is outdated, you may encounter compatibility issues, preventing you from utilizing the latest features and enhancements.

Limited Support

As PHP versions age, they lose official support and stop receiving security updates and patches. This can leave your website vulnerable and could make troubleshooting and fixing problems more challenging.

Loss of Competitive Advantage 👎

The digital landscape is always evolving. If you’re not updating your website’s PHP version, you may miss out on new features and optimizations that keep pace with your industry.

Your Success, Our Mission

Want more information?

As seasoned webmasters, we’re happy to provide you with helpful information and personalized guidance so that you can meet your goals.

Your success is our highest priority.

Got Questions? Sage Support Is Here!

If you’d like to partner with us as your managed web host, or if you have questions about updating your website’s PHP version, you can call us at 702-268-9000 or visit our Contact page.

Alex Jariv

Written by the Sage Digital Agency team.