You would think that if a web host owned a security company they would be better than other web hosts when it comes to security. With GoDaddy that isn’t the case, though that might be explained by the fact that the security company they own Sucuri, seems to be completely incompetent. As yet another example of the security issues with GoDaddy, while dealing with a support issue on a website hosted with them we found that they were making this claim about PHP 5.4 on the Programming Languages page of their control panel on the website we were working on:
PHP version 5.4 is available and meets our stability and security requirements.
Support for PHP 5.4 ended in September of 2015.
To make thing more confusing if you click the question mark icon next to radio selector to use that version of PHP on the page a message box appears that states:
Version 5.4 is no longer actively supported.
So is the first claim inaccurate or do they have really low standards for “stability and security”?
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