We are pleased to announce that we will be upgrading servers with MySQL 5.5 beginning January 7th. Since MySQL 5.0 is no longer providing any security updates it is necessary for us to upgrade the version in order to continue to bring you a service which closes the loops on security short comings, bugs and other potential vulnerabilities. You should not experience any interruptions in service or down times related to this MySQL update.
We urge you to upgrade to newer versions of your software that support MySQL 5.5 in order to receive the best benefits, security settings and features which are offered with this version. You should ascertain with your vendor if your script has any special procedures for the MySQL upgrade as well. Should you experience any issues with this update please feel free to contact our technical support department.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we move forward with this necessary update.
This upgrade offers:
MyISAM is the default storage engine
Improved scalability on multi-core CPUs
Enhancements to XML functionality
Support for performance schema
For more information on this upgrade, please visit: MySQL :: MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual :: 188.8.131.52 Upgrading from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5