PHP 8

We are preparing to roll out PHP 8 to our platform. Here is a list with lots of numbers and dots.

Run down

As usual: This platform update will affect all Apps (Uni and Pro). The expected downtime for App web delivery is up to 20 minutes, we aim for a few minutes. We will run the updates sequentially, App after App. Pro Apps on production plans are planned to have near-to-zero downtime.

For the deployment services (Git, SSH and SFTP) we expect a maximum downtime of around 30 minutes. Also the updates will run sequentially, so the individual per App down-time likely will be less.

Please keep an eye on our status page where we are going to post intermediate updates.

Date and time

US region

On Wednesday, 24th of February 2021 the maintenance window starts at
10:30 AM - Berlin
09:30 AM - UTC
04:30 AM - NYC
01:30 AM - SF

Europe region

On Thursday, 25th of February 2021 the maintenance window starts at
19:00 PM - Berlin 18:00 PM - UTC

Client facing changes

When both regions are rolled out, clients will be able to select the PHP 8 runtime for all their Apps. PHP 8 will become default for new Apps as well. Please mind that we will also drop support for PHP 7.2 with this update. Here is the complete list of client facing changes:

PHP versions

php.net/supported-versions

Main services

PHP Extensions

Installed from pecl

Custom built extensions

3rd party extensions

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