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PHP 7.3 will go end of life on 06 Dec 2021

PHP 7.3 goes end of life (EOL) on the 6th December 2021 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities.

It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either:

  • 7.4 supported until 28 November 2022
  • 8.0 supported until 26 November 2023

As with any upgrade you will want to test your site on the new version before migrating. You may need to get your developers to update some code, check plugins and app versions for the new PHP supportability:

PHP 8 is still very new and untested but a lot of CMS’s are supporting it. WordPress 5.6 has stated that they are “Beta compatible” with PHP 8.0 however there is still a way to go for a number of plugins.

Not sure what version your server is on? Maybe it’s time for a Server Audit so you have a full picture of your infrastructure – We produce a traffic light report telling you the good, the bad and the ugly…

Otherwise want a hand with your PHP upgrade? Get in touch!

PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 will go end of life on 30 Nov 2020

PHP 7.2 goes end of life (EOL) on the 30th November 2020 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities.

It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either:

  • 7.3 supported until 06 December 2021
  • 7.4 supported until 28 November 2022

As with any upgrade you will want to test your site on the new version before migrating. You may need to get your developers to update some code, check plugins and app versions for the new PHP supportability:

PHP 8.0.0 is due for general availability launch (GA) target of 26 Nov 2020. An early test version is available now but please DO NOT use this version in production, it is an early test version.

Upgrade from PHP 7.2 before the 30th November 2020.

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PHP 7.2

PHP 7.1 will go end of life on 1 Dec 2019

PHP 7.1 goes end of life (EOL) on the 1st December 2019 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities.

It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either:

  • 7.2 supported until 30 November 2020
  • 7.3 supported until 6 December 2021

As with any upgrade you will want to test your site on the new version before migrating. You may need to get your developers to update some code, check plugins and app versions for the new PHP supportability.

If you love a pie chart, Jordi Boggiano has provided this great overview of the PHP versions out there.

PHP VersionsUpgrade from PHP 7.1 before the 1st December 2019.

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PHP 5.6 will go end of life on 31 Dec 2018

Quick Public Safety Announcement, PHP 5.6 goes end of life (EOL) on the 31 December 2018.  This means that known security flaws will no longer be being fixed so any sites you have running on it will become vulnerable, hence it is important you update them to a newer version.

We recommend updating to the latest stable version (at the time of writing this is PHP 7.2).  As this is a major upgrade you will want to test your site on the new version and may need to get your developers to update some code before moving over.

If you’re unsure if you are affected or want a hand upgrading? Get in touch!

Everyone loves a good graph and Jordi Boggiano has provided this great overview of the PHP versions out there in the wild!

Feature image by See1,Do1,Teach1 licensed CC BY 2.0.

PHP 5.5 support will stop on the 10 July 2016

Quick Public Safety Announcement, PHP 5.5 is end of life (EOL) on the 10 July 2016.

Anything not running PHP version 5.6 or newer exposes your site to significant security vulnerabilities.

We have ensured that all our customers are safe and ready. Unsure if you are affected? Want a hand upgrading? Get in touch!

 

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I am a big fan of graphs, Jordi Boggiano has provided this is a great overview of the PHP versions out there in the wild!

We are very happy to see a big drop in PHP 5.3 and 5.4 since they have long passed end of life and a surprisingly quick rise in the brand new PHP 7.0. 🙂

 

Feature image by See1,Do1,Teach1 licensed CC BY 2.0.