Beginning October 3, 2016, HostSellers will no longer support legacy Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) versions 2005, 2008 and 2008R2.

MSSQL is a Microsoft product that allows users to store and manage data in a database. Users with advanced hosting features included in their web hosting package are able to import, export and manage MSSQL databases using MSSQL Manager.

Microsoft has previously ended support for these products and HostSellers will no longer be supporting these legacy versions. Our aim is to ensure your product is supported per the Support Lifecycle policy and that customers can benefit from the enhancements, fixes, and security updates provided through the latest releases.


Microsoft’s Mainstream Support End Dates:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 = 4/12/2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2 = 7/8/2014

Microsoft Reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=1044

Customers using MSSQL versions 2005, 2008 or 2008R2 will be automatically upgraded to MSSQL 2014.  We encourage all users to test their databases with MSSQL 2014 prior to October 3, 2016 to ensure there are no compatibility issues with your code.   


If you have any questions please contact our Technical Support Department.



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