PHP Updates: 5.5.8 & 5.4.24



We are pleased to announce that we have completed an update of the PHP versions available on all shared and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.5.8 and 5.4.22. This update is largely bug fix and performance related changes, for more details please see the change log notes for PHP 5.5.8 and 5.4.24.

The use of PHP 5.5 and 5.4 can be enabled on your account or on a per-directory basis through a simple .htaccess modification. This modification can be placed in an accounts public_html/.htaccess file to enable PHP 5.5 or 5.4 for the entire account or in the .htaccess file of a specific directory (e.g: public_html/wordpress/.htaccess) to enable under that directory tree only.

To enable PHP 5.5 or 5.4, you must add one of the following htaccess option:

 AddType application/x-httpd-php55 .php


 AddType application/x-httpd-php54 .php

The binary path to the PHP 5.5 and 5.4 installations, should you require it for executable php scripts or cronjobs, is located at:




As with the existing PHP 5.3 setup, when you enable PHP 5.5 or 5.4, it will respect any custom php.ini settings you may have under your account. In addition, all standard PHP modules and extensions from the existing PHP 5.3 setup are default enabled in the PHP 5.5 and 5.4 setup to ensure the best compatibility possible.

As always, questions or comments, we can be reached 24/7 through any of our support channels. Thank you.


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A Small Orange Community Newsletter December 2013

Welcome back to the A Small Orange Community Newsletter.
Happy 2014! Hope you had a great holiday. 

hiring-orangeCloud VPS 2x RAM Sale 

You have until Monday, January 6th to get twice the RAM for free on any new ASO Cloud VPS plan. No code required.

Take a look at all our Cloud VPS offerings here.

All Cloud plans come with a free domain name for a year.

403278_10150596072089559_40416156_nImportant ICANN Announcement.
Please Read!

ICANN has made some important changes to their Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

Read this post and get all the details.

Work at ASO

Join a fast-growing company with a commitment to delivering the best customer service in the hosting industry. Learn all about working with us right here.

icon_planicon-dedicatedThanks for reading.

The ASO Team

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Important ICANN Registrar Accreditation Announcement


ASO Customers:

Please read this important announcement carefully!  The following post details new regulations and procedures for ICANN’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement:


Starting in January, the registrant contact will need to be validated upon the purchase or transfer of a domain name or if the registrant’s first name or last name has been modified.

Should any of these occur, OpenSRS , our registrar, will send an email requiring an affirmative response from the registrant. Failing to receive an affirmative response from the registrant within 15 days will result in the suspension of the name. This means that the domain (and any related services) will be offline.

If a registrant has already validated their contact information, this process will not be initiated.

The same validation process will take place if a WHOIS Data Reminder Policy (WDRP) notice, 30 day expiration notice or 5 day expiration notice bounces. It is extremely important to ensure the WHOIS data that you provide for your domain is correct.


ICANN now requires that we  list the following new pieces of information on your website:

• ICANN’s Registrant’s Benefits and Responsibilities

ICANN’s site for registrant education

We hope that these changes in ICANN policy will have little effect on the ease in which you are able to order domain registrations or transfers. Please contact our billing department with any questions or concerns.

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Dallas Network Maintenance Dec 16th 21:00 – 21:30 EST

On Monday, Dec 16th 21:00 – 21:30 EST we will be continuing maintenance on our network equipment at Dallas facility. This will include switching from our copper links to much faster and more stable fiber based links. The end result will be better scalable bandwidth and much better DDoS attack resilience.

These operations are expected to be fully transparent and they shouldn’t cause any noticeable downtime. If you notice any connections issues after this maintenance is done, please contact our Support department.

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PHP Security Updates: 5.3.28, 5.4.23 & 5.5.7



We have completed a series of updates to all installed PHP versions on our shared and business cloud servers to PHP versions 5.3.28, 5.4.23 and 5.5.7. This update addresses a security issue in the OpenSSL module (CVE-2013-6420) along with a series of bug fixes for PHP 5.4 & 5.5. For more details please see the ChangeLog notes as it relates to each release.

As always, questions or comments, we can be reached 24/7 through any of our support channels. Thank you.

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