On Monday 28th of November 2020, we will be performing an upgrade of our shared servers' default PHP version from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.1. We are skipping PHP 8.0.

PHP 7.4 will not be receiving any security patches after November 28th 2022. However, our PHP binaries will still receive security patches even though they are no longer officially supported. If necessary, you can keep using PHP 7.4 but we recommend using the latest version of PHP to have access to the latest features and the best performance.

These systems supports PHP 8.1

PHP 8 has been available since November 28th 2021 and most PHP-based softwares has supported this version of PHP for a long time. The following are some of the most used PHP applications that supports PHP 8.1:

  • WordPress (since version 5.9 beta)
  • Prestashop (since version 8, although this version is still under development)
  • Drupal (since version 9.3.0)
  • Magento (since version 2.4.4)

These applications does not support PHP 8.1

The below systems does not support PHP 8.1 officially. That does not mean that your system will have any problems with running on PHP 8.1, however.

  • Joomla
  • Prestashop versions older than 8

If your PHP application does not support PHP 8.1, you should set your website to use the supported version of PHP from cPanel. Read more here: How do I change PHP version and PHP settings?
Should you change away from the default PHP version (shown as "inherit" in cPanel), please note that your websites' PHP versions will not be upgraded automatically in the future.

Should you have any questions, please contact our support team.