Apache,PHP and MySQL upgrade scheduled- PacificHost Shared/Resellers.
Posted by Sarwan Jassi on 12 September 2015 10:16 PM
We will be upgrading MySQL from the version tree 5.5 to version 5.6 as well as the Apache to 2.4 Version and the PHP releases to 5.5 on following servers with exact date and time.
beast.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
bishop.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
colossus.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
forge.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
gambit.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
juggernaut.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
lifeguard.cogwire.net at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
phoenix.pacifichost.com at 21 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
polaris.cogwire.net at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
robin.cogwire.net at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
slipstream.pacifichost.com at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
storm.pacifichost.com at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
sunfire.cogwire.net at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
tessa.cogwire.net at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
thunderbird.cogwire.net at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
wolverine.pacifichost.com at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
xavier.cogwire.net at 22 Sept 2015 at 2 AM
The latest releases available within the stable branch will be used.
In order to ensure the upgrade goes smoothly please review your sites for compatibility with PHP's 5.5.x branch. Incompatibilities between PHP's versions 5.3 and 5.4 can be found through the URLs below:
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 changelog: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 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:
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 cannot 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 report us if any issue at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Pacifichost System Administrator Team.