GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Customers Now Getting PHP Lifecycle Support from Zend by Perforce
MINNEAPOLIS, DECEMBER 12, 2023 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced a strategic partnership with GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), a global leader in domain registration and web hosting, to offer extended Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) lifecycle support for GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting customers. This partnership adds significant flexibility for GoDaddy customers by addressing the challenges of PHP version support and compatibility for enterprise WordPress sites.
Zend PHP Long-Term Support (LTS), now available to GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting providers, extends support for PHP versions – including access to CVE patches and bug fixes – by a minimum of three years beyond the current community support lifecycle.
“At Perforce, we deeply value partners who share our dedication to customer success. GoDaddy's unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional hosting solutions aligns strongly with that mission, ensuring that together, we provide unparalleled value to our shared customers,” said Dan Dodot, general manager at Perforce Software. “With the ability of Zend PHP LTS to extend the PHP community support lifecycle, GoDaddy customers have a seamless option to decouple their sites from a rapid community support lifecycle that doesn’t always align with business needs.”
Based on insights from WordPress, the challenges at hand are twofold. Maintainers of various features often grapple to adapt to newer PHP versions upon release, compelling hosting teams to seek innovative ways to maintain the functionality of their sites despite these hurdles. The introduction of Zend PHP LTS is an invaluable addition for WordPress customers navigating these multifaceted challenges, providing an extended post-End of Life timeframe for PHP versions. This extended flexibility enables developers to strategically manage compatibility updates that align with their priorities, allowing for a secure and seamless WordPress experience.
“Managing the complexities and incompatibilities of PHP versions, WordPress versions and the diverse array of plugins, themes and libraries that make up the typical enterprise WordPress site, can pose a considerable challenge for many organizations today,” said Arman Zakaryan, senior director of hosting at GoDaddy. “Our partnership with Zend by Perforce to extend the PHP lifecycle for our managed WordPress customers offers an immediate reprieve from those challenges – allowing customers to pick the right time to migrate or upgrade their enterprise WordPress-based websites while keeping their sites secure.”
Current GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting customers interested in Zend’s PHP LTS can contact GoDaddy’s Support Team. GoDaddy customers will receive the same price Zend offers, with the added benefit of being on GoDaddy’s managed WordPress platform.
About Perforce Software
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About Zend by Perforce
Zend by Perforce helps organizations use enterprise PHP to build innovative web and mobile solutions and modernize existing applications. Used by multiple Fortune 100 companies, our proven enterprise PHP offerings include secure, fully-supported PHP runtimes, software infrastructure, tools, professional services, and enterprise long-term support for PHP 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0. For more information, visit https://www.zend.com/.
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