We are due for a significant round of software updates driven by the fact that PHP 5.3 is going out of support (it is end of life security fix only mode).
As a result there will be some site outages between April 18th and 27th.
Various site components such as the Gallery have already been upgraded to the required latest level.
To get to PHP 5.4 (and 5.5 for that matter) we need to upgrade the following...
- VaultWiki (aka Library) v3 -> v4 [2 hours]
- vBulletin 4.2.1pl1 -> 4.2.2pl1 (the core bulletin board software) [2 hours]
- PHP 5.3 -> 5.4 [2 hours, inc 4 below]
- Apache httpd webserver 2.2.27 -> 2.4.9
cPanel and MySQL (v5.6.16 currently) are up to date.
A full backup before/after each step is needed which will take time as well.
Please be patient and we will advise specific times for the upgrades.
If the site is down, we recommend that you go and take some photos