Navigatoris will be implementing a system wide upgrade on the PHP5 engine to its latest version (5.3.6). In addition we will add support for PHP PDO,
We have scheduled a maintenance window between 10pm PST Los Angeles time until 3am for the upgrade to complete. There will be no expected downtime, however be advised that maintenace may cause up to 30 minutes of downtime during the scheduled maintenance window.
More about PHP5 PDO:
The PHP Data Objects (PDO) extension defines a lightweight, consistent interface for accessing databases in PHP. Each database driver that implements the PDO interface can expose database-specific features as regular extension functions. Note that you cannot perform any database functions using the PDO extension by itself; you must use a database-specific PDO driver to access a database server.
PDO provides a data-access abstraction layer, which means that, regardless of which database you're using, you use the same functions to issue queries and fetch data. PDO does not provide a database abstraction; it doesn't rewrite SQL or emulate missing features. You should use a full-blown abstraction layer if you need that facility.
PDO ships with PHP 5.1, and is available as a PECL extension for PHP 5.0; PDO requires the new OO features in the core of PHP 5, and so will not run with earlier versions of PHP.
Thank you for your continued patronage,
Navigator Internet Solutions
Wednesday, April 27, 2011