As part of our ongoing efforts to keep your DreamHost service safe, secure, and stable, we are transitioning your VPSes off of the Debian distribution of Linux and onto Ubuntu.
The following VPSes on your account are scheduled to be updated:
We're upgrading your VPSes from Debian 4, 5 and 6 because they have all been End-Of-Lifed (EOLd) by the Debian project, and are no longer receiving critical security updates.
Whether you're on Debian 4 (Etch), 5 (Lenny), or 6 (Squeeze), we will begin the migration of your data very soon.
How soon? Starting in about two weeks, we will begin automatically updating these VPSes to Ubuntu Linux. You will get an email when the update is complete.
Several of your domains are currently using an outdated version of PHP. The following domains are running PHP 5.5 or lower:
Don't worry - once your VPS has been upgraded to Ubuntu, a whole new world of PHP opportunities will open to you!
For a little more information about DreamHost's support of PHP, check out what our knowledge base has to say!
We expect that most sites should update without incident to Ubuntu. However, there are some rare cases where sites can break as a result of the upgrade. We've put some information in our wiki to help you sort that out, and our technical support team is always on standby if you run into any trouble!
Want to take things at your own speed? No problem. Reply to this message and let us know if you'd like us to delay the update. We'll be able to pause the update to your account until May 24th, 2016. After that date we will be migrating ALL remaining VPSes to Ubuntu Linux.
As always, if you've got any questions or concerns about this transition, please don't hesitate to submit a ticket, open a LiveChat or make a request for phone support to contact our technical support team. We're happy to help in any way that we can!
- The Happy DreamHost "Migration Notification Station" Team