Yesterday, the WP Engine Labs team announced WP Engine Mercury. As Tomás Puig (head of Labs for WP Engine) explains, “It’s a completely new platform from WP Engine built for unparalleled performance and reliability.”

It was a proud day for everyone here at WP Engine and we are overwhelmed with all of the positive feedback we have been receiving from the WordPress community. With all of the big news, you may have missed another  important announcement.

Many of you have been inquiring about upgrading your sites to PHP 5.5 and we’re happy to announce that effective immediately, we’re migrating sites to our PHP 5.5 environment and you can request to be put on the list to be one of the very first. To make the request, simply log into your account, open a ticket and we’ll take care of the rest.

HeadshotYou can find Grace Suriel on the WP Engine marketing team as a Social Media Manager. Grace has spent the last 10 years honing her skills as a marketer, digital media hound, public relations professional, and cat video connoisseur. A recent Austin transplant via Washington DC, in her spare time you’ll often find Grace exploring Austin’s eclectic mix of food, culture and outdoors with her partner.