In this article, you will get information about different web applications’ compatibility with different PHP versions available on Cloudways. Your new server is configured to use PHP 7.3 by default. You can upgrade or downgrade to a different version using the Cloudways Platform. Available versions of PHP include PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0.

Important

  • The latest version is PHP 8.0, which requires Debian 9 at a minimum. It is not compatible with Debian 7 and Debian 8.

  • PHP 7 requires Debian 8 and Debian 9. It is not compatible with Debian 7.

PHP 5.6

Supported Applications

WordPress 5.6.x
Magento 1.9.x

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 2.x and higher
✕ Laravel 8.26.x

PHP 7.0

Supported Applications

WordPress 4.3.x and higher
Magento 1.9.x
Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.5

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 2.x and higher
✕ Laravel 5.6 and higher

PHP 7.1

Supported Applications

WordPress 4.3 and higher
Magento 1.9.x
Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 2.3.6 and higher
✕ Laravel 6.x and higher

PHP 7.2

Supported Applications

WordPress 4.3 and higher
Magento 1.9.x ~ 2.3.6
Laravel 6.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 2.4.1 and higher
✕ Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported PHP Extension

PHP memcache is not supported, though PHP memcached is available to use.

PHP 7.3

Supported Applications

WordPress 4.3 and higher
Magento 2.x ~ 2.3.6
Laravel 6.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 1.9.x and 2.4.1
✕ Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported PHP Extension

PHP memcache is not supported, though PHP memcached is available to use.

PHP 7.4

Supported Applications

WordPress 4.3.x and higher
Magento 2.4.1
Laravel 6.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 1.9.x ~ 2.3.6
✕ Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported PHP Extension

PHP memcache is not supported, though PHP memcached is available to use.

PHP 8.0

Supported Applications

WordPress 5.6.x and higher
Laravel 6.20.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 1.9.x and higher
✕ Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported PHP Extension

PHP memcache is not supported, though PHP memcached is available to use.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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