by Elliot Christenson on July 1, 2021 - 12:39am

This is a bit of an update to our update to PHP 7.4 that we did awhile back.

Much like the update to accomodate the various versions of PHP 7, this update will necessitate some changes for some of our Drupal 6 clients. We'll work with them on a case by case basis for their individual needs.

The important thing to note is that we are continuing to make changes to keep Drupal 6 and important contrib modules current with modern, supported (and secure) versions of PHP!

Read on to find out more!

PHP 8 support for Drupal 6 (and supported modules)

If there won't be any more security support for PHP 7.4 after November 2022, that means Drupal 6 and it's contrib modules will need to run on PHP 8!

Any incompatibilities with PHP 8 will be addressed in our Drupal 6 LTS fork! You can see our Drupal 6 fork on GitHub.

Contrib modules too!?

For our clients, we fully support their Drupal security - even for our Basic Plan! This means that we'll update the contrib modules used by our customers to work with PHP 8 as well! All your favorite Drupal add-ons from Views to CCK to Panels - and most other Drupal 6 modules will be updated to work with PHP 8! If you're a Standard or Enterprise client, we'll even be covering more obscure modules or even custom code to have some more longevity!

Our interests are aligned on this! If your site does suffer from a security breach, we're here to help you work through it. We'd prefer you to be as proactive as possible!

Drupal 6 Long-Term Support Until 2023!

And with that, today, we're announcing that we'll be extending our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support at least one more years until at least February 2023!

As we have for the last several years, it's likely that we'll extend that again, but...

Will you support Drupal 6 forever?

While some of customers would love if we'd support Drupal 6 forever, the answer is "no."

Our service is billed at a relatively low fixed monthly fee, so it depends on a certain amount of scale and overlap between our customers needs in order to be profitable.

This is great for our customers because they pay less than they'd probably pay hourly for individual services just for their site, by "sharing the load" with other customers with similar needs! But it also means that when enough of our customers quit or upgrade to Drupal 9 maintenance and support customers, providing Drupal 6 LTS will be a loss for us.

When that happens (and it inevitably will), then we'll have to either (a) charge higher prices to make up the difference or (b) stop providing Drupal 6 LTS.

But don't worry - we'll let you know long in advance of when that is coming!

Contact Us For More Information About Our Drupal 6 LTS Service

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The github link "our Drupal 6 fork on GitHub" is 404 :(

Thanks! The link has been fixed :-)

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