If anyone noticed (hopefully you didn’t since the downtime was only about 5 minutes), the server was rebooted at around 12:30am PDT today.
First I’ll start off with the bad news…. which is that the server’s uptime has gone from 176 days of being continually online, back down to 0 days. Looking at the graph below it is a sad sight indeed. 🙁
If you look at the far right you can see the emptiness of the drop to 0 days.
But! With all good things comes consequences. Which leads me to the Good News!
The reboot was not pointless, but required so we could boot into an updated kernel that fixed multiple security issues, address several hundred bugs, and added numerous enhancements. Exciting, right?
I thought I would let everyone know that I have just replaced cPanel’s old PHP configuration file with one designed for PHP 5.4. This should lead to some performance improvements for PHP scripts.
If you’re having any issues with you scripts that weren’t there before, be sure to post your issue in the VlexoFree Support Forum.
Note: My next project, once I have time, is to update to Apache 2.4 and resolve any issues that might cause.
The servers version of PHP has just been updated to 5.4.13 from the previous version of 5.3.22 we had before. This new version brings a bunch of changes to PHP.
If you would like more info about the changes, take a look at the Migrating from PHP 5.3.x to PHP 5.4.x page on PHP.net.