We're pleased to announce that the latest and greatest version of PHP - 8.0 - is now available on all our currently available web hosting plans.

PHP is the language behind millions of websites, powering WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento and loads more off-the-shelf and custom web applications.

The improvements and new features include:

  • Union Types
  • Named Arguments
  • Match Expressions
  • Attributes
  • Constructor Property Promotion
  • Nullsafe Operator
  • Weak Maps
  • Just In Time Compilation

You can easily switch your hosting on an individual domain or even subdomain basis to use PHP 8.0, if you know that the website you're running or building supports it, or if you just want to try it out.  Simply log in to your hosting cPanel (directly, or via your Enbecom Account) to make the switch.

Over the coming months and years, website platforms, themes and plugin modules will be updated to run on PHP 8.0.  In fact, WordPress core 5.6+ and some plugins and themes already work on it.  We'll be supporting PHP 7.3 and 7.4 until they are discontinued, in December 2021 and November 2022 respectively, so there's plenty of time to make sure your sites are ready.

If you'd like to bring your website to a UK-based hosting plan where the key software components are regularly updated for performance and security, take a look at our transfer offer.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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