# PHP 5.6 / 7.0 switch off
On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 the last remaining Apps still running on PHP 5.6 / 7.0 will be force-switched to the PHP 7.1 by us. The exact time for the switch is not clear yet.
You can and should do that update before yourself to assure compatibility. Old code might break with the switch. See our migration guide: https://blog.fortrabbit.com/php-upgrade-path
## Grace period for PHP 5.6 / 7.0 Apps
We are offering an extended grace period for keeping your old PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0 Apps a little longer around.
The PHP legacy grace period is opt-in! Contact us via support channel and tell us which Apps you like to have included in the grace period. Make sure that we confirm that your Apps will indeed be white-listed.
### Grace period details
This extra time period is granted with no guarantees, "as is". We plan to support the deprecated PHP versions for one more month at least. The final switch off will is planned to happen with the next PHP updates in a few months. We will announce that in our usual communication channels - status.fortrabbit.com. There will be no extra mailings. We reserve the right to do a force-update before, in case serious security issues get revealed during the grace period.