PHP is one of the most commonly used programming language used for web development. This includes platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal.

On all of our shared servers, Conetix maintains a stable releases of PHP. This is to ensure security fixes and bugs are constantly updated. Conetix supports multiple versions of PHP on our shared hosting subscriptions and this can be easily adjusted per site. The versions we support are:

  • PHP 8.3 (latest)
  • PHP 8.2 (recommended)
  • PHP 8.1 (end of life – 25 Nov 2023, transition to 8.2/8.3)
  • PHP 8.0 (end of life – 26 Nov 2022, transition to 8.1/8.2)
  • PHP 7.4 (end of life – 28 Nov 2021, transition to 8.0/8.1)
  • PHP 7.3 (end of life – 31 Dec 2021, not recommended)
  • PHP 7.2 (end of life – 30 Nov 2020, not recommended)
  • PHP 7.1 (end of life  – 1 Dec 2019, not recommended)
  • PHP 7.0 (end of life – 10 Jan 2019, not recommended)
  • PHP 5.6 (end of life – 31 Dec 2018, not recommended)

If you don’t keep your website software up-to-date, it may cause issues as upgrades to our servers occur.  As per our policy on Outdated CMS Software, it’s the client’s responsibility to ensure the software is kept up-to-date.

If for you need to maintain a constant version of PHP or want to control when upgrades occur, your site will need to be hosted on a Virtual Private Server. This gives you complete control over the software packages including packages such as PHP and MySQL/MariaDB.

For more details on PHP development and End of Life dates including new release information see the official PHP website.

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles