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  • New instant Messaging Platform

    For a long time, Skype, QQ and WeChat have been con­ve­nient tools to exchange instant mes­sages with clients and between our dis­trib­uted devel­op­ment teams. Things just got a lit­tle messy, when we had to deal with dif­fer­ent pro­jects and clients at the same time. But not only long and mixed up mes­sage his­to­ries in dif­fer­ent mes­sag­ing plat­forms, but also grow­ing secu­rity con­cerns led SHORELESS to look for alter­na­tive ways of instant mes­sag­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

    While Slack is a viable option in many ways, our change man­age­ment board did not embrace the idea of exchang­ing the depen­dence on exter­nal 3rd party ser­vices with another exter­nal 3rd party ser­vice.

    That's why SHORELESS decided to go for a self-hosted col­lab­o­ra­tion plat­form based on the open-source Mat­ter­most mes­sag­ing sys­tem. SHORELESS Team was born in Jan­u­ary 2017. After an inter­nal three-months pilot phase com­bined with Sig­nal for secure point-to-point voice calls, we now encour­age all our clients to join our con­ver­sa­tions at SHORELESS Team.

    Ded­i­cated pro­ject-related chan­nels, a search­able chat his­tory, as well as desk­top and mobile apps for the most impor­tant oper­at­ing sys­tems are only some of the ben­e­fits of our new mes­sag­ing strat­egy.

  • SHORELESS Managed Hosting discontinues PHP 5.3 Support

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    Legacy PHP code is a prime tar­get for mali­cious par­ties attempt­ing to gain unau­tho­rized access or deface your web appli­ca­tion. Older ver­sions of PHP which are marked as "unsup­ported" or "end of life" (EOL) by the devel­op­ers of PHP no longer receive secu­rity updates, and may also con­tain bugs which are fixed in sub­se­quent major releases only. It is in your best inter­est to remain­ing up-to-date.

    PHP 5.3 was marked EOL in August 2014. As a cour­tesy to our clients, our Man­aged Host­ing reg­u­larly offers extended sup­port for EOL PHP, while we help our clients to upgrade their web appli­ca­tions to more recent PHP ver­sions.

    In order to ensure the safety of our server envi­ron­ments and your hosted appli­ca­tions, our Man­aged Host­ing will remove sup­port for PHP 5.3 by the end of Feb­ru­ary 2017. We will even­tu­ally also dis­con­tinue sup­port for the 5.4 and 5.5 branches of PHP (both of which are also EOL) by the mid­dle of this year.

    What does this mean for you as a Managed Hosting client?

    We already iden­ti­fied all client sites still using PHP 5.3 and con­tacted you accord­ingly about upgrad­ing your web appli­ca­tions to PHP 5.6 or 7.x respec­tively. If you did not get any mes­sage from us, the above changes may not affect your sites.

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