The official production-ready version of PHP 8.0 is anticipated to launch by year-end.
PHP 8.0 signifies a significant update, bringing both breaking changes and a range of powerful features and performance enhancements.
This major PHP release aligns with the celebration of the programming language's 25th anniversary, offering exciting developments for the global PHP community.
Let's explore some of the standout features expected in PHP 8.0, which promise to enhance PHP's overall performance and reliability.
As PHP 8 is currently in active development, there may be additional changes or new features introduced before the Feature Freeze on August 4th. For a comprehensive list of features in PHP 8.0 and code examples, you can refer to the official documentation.
The PHP 8.0 (Alpha) version can be found in the Advanced section of the Web Hosting Control Panel.
Upon accessing it, simply navigate to the PHP settings tab and choose the version from the Account PHP Version menu.
If you wish to enable PHP 8.0 for a particular host, you can do so through the 'PHP per Host' tab.
Please note that this is not a stable, production-ready version and should only be used for testing purposes.