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PHP Compatibility on Cloudways Platform

In this article, you will learn about different web applications’ compatibility with different PHP versions available on Cloudways.

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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 8.1 by default. You can always upgrade to the latest version, e.g., PHP 8.2, as per your requirements. Downgrading the PHP version has some limitations, so you can view which PHP versions you can upgrade or downgrade to currently.

Important Announcement for Older PHP Versions

Cloudways currently supports PHP 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, and 8.2 and the older versions (5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3) are deprecated as of August 15th, 2022. As a result, new and existing servers with the default PHP 7.4 or newer versions will not have the option to downgrade to older and deprecated versions; however, existing servers with deprecated versions will continue to work for the time being.

Existing servers with deprecated versions will continue to work for the time being. The deprecated versions will reach the end of life on March 31st, 2024; therefore, you are requested to upgrade to the latest version. Please refer to the Cloudways deprecation process and policy for more details.

Prerequisites

The latest version is PHP 8.2, which requires Debian 10 or higher. It is not compatible with older Debian versions.

PHP 7.4

Supported Applications

WordPress 4.3.x and higher
Magento 2.4.0 ~ 2.4.3
Laravel 6.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 1.9.x

✕ Magento 2.4.4 and higher
✕ 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

Magento 2.4.4 and higher
Laravel 6.20.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 1.9.x
✕ Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported PHP Extension

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

PHP 8.1

Supported Applications

WordPress 5.6.x and higher

Magento 2.4.4 and higher
Laravel 6.20.x and higher

Unsupported Applications

✕ Magento 1.9.x
✕ Laravel 5.2 ~ 5.8

Unsupported PHP Extension

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

PHP 8.2

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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