PHP 5.6/7.0 reached the end of its security support on December 3rd, 2017. Critical support will still be available through the end of 2018, but the PHP community no longer provides support for bugs or minor issues. 

Upgrading to 7.1, 7.2 ensures the latest security updates are supported continuously by the community.

PHP 7.2 brings fresh updates including important security measures, new additions to the core, modern cryptography and faster load speed for sites. 

PHP 7.2 runs 13% faster than 7.1 and 20% faster than 7.0. 

We recommend to update to PHP 7.1 or to PHP 7.2 (best choice) right now.

Step 1: 

Deactivate and delete AliDropship plugin and AliDropship add-ons.

• AliDropship original / AliDropship Woo plugin,
• Social Rabbit,
• Upsell,
• Recent Sales Pop-Up,
• Countdown Timer,
• Abandoned Cart,
• Customers Gallery,
• Facebook Business,
• Google Merchant,
• My Suppliers
• Single Product Promo Page

Don't worry: all your settings and products will be saved! 

Please note, if you use Davinci, Michelangelo, Raphael or Rembrandt theme, there will be an error on site frontend when you remove the plugin, because these themes cannot work without AliDropship plugin. Once you install and activate AliDropship plugin again, website frontend will work correctly.

Step 2:

Change PHP version in cPanel:

Log in your hosting cPanel:

In your cPanel  Software => MultiPHP Manager select your sites (arrow 3), choose a new PHP version (arrow 4) and press Apply button. Updates will be applied immediately. 


If you don't have cPanel, contact your Hosting support and ask them to change PHP version.

Step 3: 

Download AliDropship plugin and add-ons archives for the updated PHP version -> Install -> Activate:

https://alidropship.com/updates-plugin/

https://alidropship.com/addons/

Possible errors after upgrading to PHP 7.2:

1. 500 error

Why: you haven't deactivated and removed AliDropship plugin or AliDropship add-ons.

How to fix: change back PHP version (set the one that you've used before the upgrade) -> deactivate and delete AliDropship plugin and all AliDropship add-ons -> change PHP version to PHP 7.2 -> Download AliDropship plugin and add-ons archives for the updated PHP version -> Install -> Activate. 

If you use Davinci, Michelangelo, Raphael or Rembrandt theme, there will be 500 error on site frontend when you remove the plugin, because these themes cannot work without AliDropship plugin. Once you install and activate AliDropship plugin again, website frontend will work correctly.

2. File cannot be decoded by this version of the ionCube Loader. 

Why: your version of the ionCube Loader for PHP 7.2 is outdated. 

How to fix: You need to contact your Hosting support and ask them to upgrade your ionCube version to the latest one for PHP 7.2 (not older than 10.2.4).

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