Tony Marston wrote:
How many hosting companies write to all their account holders to ask
permission before upgrading PHP, not just from 4 to 5, but all the releases
in between? Very few of them, if any, in my experience.
I've no idea what horrible hosting companies you've had experiences
with, however all of the companies I've used in the last few years have
had an option to move back and forth between PHP4 and PHP5 in the event
that certain scrips/frameworks/apps/whatever required one version over
the other. What makes you think these companies won't do the same thing
when they finally decide to add PHP6 to their servers? I doubt very
many reputable hosting companies would simply upgrade to the latest
flavor of PHP/Apache/MySQL/anything simply because it was released this
morning without doing ample internal testing; if you or your clients are
using one that does this - I'd advise you look elsewhere.
Whenever PHP6 reaches a stable release build, it will still be quite
some time before its offered as an option to any mainstream shared
hosting service - this should leave you ample time to adapt to incoming
changes. Failing that, you always have the option of purchasing your
own server or VPS from any number of hosts to configure as you see fit.
Or you can explain your moral outrage to potential clients detailing
your refusal to work because you disagree with a proposed change that
won't see the light of day for years to come; your call.
Incessant whining under the guise of expressing your own opinion isn't
going to make everything better. Sorry.