Posted Sep 25, 2017 · Updated Mar 9, 2019
1&1 IONOS now has native PHP 7.1 CLI support. Continue only if you require PHP 7.3 CLI.

1&1 IONOS has been a fairly early adopter to PHP 7 in their Shared Webhosting and provides regular updates to the latest version in every 7.x branch. However, for some reason the latest version available in the shell is runnning behind. This could get you into trouble, for example when using composer, where your desired package has a requirement higher than the version available. This article delivers a solution.

Login to your environment with ssh and follow these steps:

  • PHP 7.3
    wget --content-disposition https://mr42.me/dl/php73
    tar xjf php73.tar.bz2
    echo "alias php='LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/bin/lib ~/bin/php73-cli'" >> ~/.bashrc
    

You can either log out and log back in, or run . ~/.bashrc in order to run php on the command line.

Posted May 9, 2018

For many years, Windows Notepad only supported text documents containing Windows End of Line (EOL) characters - Carriage Return (CR) & Line Feed (LF). This means that Notepad was unable to correctly display the contents of text files created in Unix, Linux and macOS.

For example, here's a screenshot of Notepad trying to display the contents of a Linux .bashrc text file, which only contains Unix LF EOL characters:

Before

As you can see, Notepad is incorrectly displaying the file's contents, making the file look garbled. This has been a major annoyance for developers, IT Pros, administrators, and end users throughout the community.

Today, we're excited to announce that we have fixed this issue!