We would like to announce, starting Friday, February 10th, 2017. web hosting accounts will begin upgrades to a new version of PHP. In order for smooth transitions and customer satisfaction, please be aware of the upcoming changes. This change will most likely affect your web site. Due to the widespread effect this may have on our client base, and in an effort to offer the fastest support possible, we have chosen to stagger these updates to our server farm throughout the month of February. Updates about your server will be posted in its appropriate forum thread. This can be found by navigating to the forums, and locating the thread labeled your server name.
We will be offering the following versions:
Apache 2.4, PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, and PHP 7.0
After being upgraded, users will be able to access the MultiPHP editor located in their cPanel and select from the above options listed. Furthermore, we will be implementing a more advanced, and efficient MultiPHP Manager..
We hope for a fast, and productive month of these changes. If you have any questions, or concerns. Feel free to Inquire to us about them. As we want to make this a quick and painless process!
The developers of PHP announced in March of 2013 that PHP 5.3 would enter its End of Life Cycle. If this may come as a surprise to you, please reference our blog and social media postings dating as far back as of May 2014. If your website runs an outdated version of any software, such as PHP 5.3, this can potentially put your web hosting account at risk. Taking this into account, we are officially ending support for PHP 5.3.
If you have questions or comments, this can be discussed on our forums. Which you can find by going to the following link
As of January 1, 2017, we are officially removing all support for PHP 5.3 from our shared hosting. Although 5.3 is still available on some servers, we have been recommending clients to update their scripts to more recent versions of PHP. We expect PHP 5.3 to be completely removed from all shared hosting servers when we complete the current server upgrades, which will be no later than January 31, 2017.
As always, we thank you for choosing TotalChoice and please contact support if you have any questions or concerns.
Dear TCH Family,
If you have a shared hosting account with us please be aware of the following announcement. This offer only applies to TCH clients and is not available as a stand alone product.
TotalChoice now offers enterprise class Spam & Virus Protection for your email accounts. Our Spam & Virus Protection is built on TotalChoice’s Infrastructure and has the reliability and up time that you’ve come to know from TotalChoice.
For the low price of $1.95 per month you can protect a single domain and all its email accounts from spyware, junk mail, spam mail, phishing attacks, viruses and much more. This service covers one domain and unlimited email accounts and of course unlimited email.
If you would like to add this feature to your hosting account simply login to our client central area located at https://billing.totalchoicehosting.com/ and look for the add new services button on the left page and from there click add on services.
Who would have believed it could be this inexpensive and easy to clean your inbox and keep those nasty viruses out of way.
Thank you for your business and happy hosting.
The Joomla security team has fixed a highly critical zero-day bug, which allows an attacker to take full control of an affected site’s administration area.
The vulnerability affects Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.4.5, it involves an object injection vulnerability via the HTTP user agent that leads to a full remote command execution.
You can determine your Joomla version by logging into your administrator area, the version will be displayed either in the top right hand corner or at the bottom of your administrator panel.
This is a serious vulnerability that can be easily exploited and is already in the wild. If you are using Joomla, it is essential that you upgrade to the latest version
For EOL versions a patch has been provided which can be found at the link below, however we strongly recommend clients upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.
Joomla EOL patches for CVE-2015-8562
Many of you recently awoke to the sudden issue of not being able to send mail. The issue you were experiencing with your email was due to the “POP before SMTP” feature being automatically disabled by a cPanel update. This feature allows you to continue to send mail for a time period after successfully receiving/checking your email.
POP before SMTP is antiquated alternative method of authentication that was never officially supported nor very secure. If you are still using this method, we recommend you enable SMTP Authentication in your mail client.
We have now reverted this change and enabled the POP before SMTP feature to allow users time to make changes to thier mail client. We do not currently have a time frame for how long we will continue to keep this feature active, but we will announce before it is removed.