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Webinar | Preparing for the MySQL 5.7 EOL

MySQL version 5.7 will reach end-of-life status in October. Because WordPress relies on the MySQL database to store and manage website data, updating to the most current version of MySQL ensures your site is optimized for the future and protected against security threats.

WP Engine-hosted sites will be upgraded to MySQL 8.0 before November 1st, thus ensuring continued updates and security patches.

To help you prepare your sites for the upgrade, we hosted a short webinar to guide you through the process of checking, testing, and upgrading your WP Engine-hosted properties to MySQL 8.0 using Local. Watch the full video below!

Our speakers walk through the process of using Local to test MySQL 8.0 across your digital properties before version 5.7 reaches EOL status, including best practices, what details you’ll have to handle as a WP Engine customer (since the WP Engine platform will be automatically updated to MySQL 8.0), how to connect Local to your sites (if you haven’t already), and what common issues you should be on the lookout for.

While you can always speak to a support representative, we encourage our customers to watch this webinar so you can be as prepared as possible prior to the official MySQL 5.7 EOL in October.

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