PHP 7.4 on cPanel servers

26 April 2020 – PHP 7.4 is available in EasyApache

13 January 2020 – As of writing this article, cPanel doesn’t support PHP 7.4 yet. According to the feature request, the PHP 7.4 version will be added in Q1 of 2020.

We’re currently working towards Q1 of 2020.

PHP 7.4 feature request

PHP 7.4 is already at the first minor release 7.4.1. PHP 7.4. was released on 28 Nov 2019 and comes with some new features, such as:

Typed Properties
Arrow Functions
Limited Return Type Covariance and Argument Type Contravariance
Unpacking Inside Arrays
Numeric Literal Separator
Weak References
Allow Exceptions from __toString()
Opcache Preloading
Several Deprecations
Extensions Removed from the Core

PHP 7.4 new features

We will support the new version as soon as it is added by cPanel. From our internal tests, we don’t expect any issues. PHP 7.4 will become our servers’ default PHP version.
WordPress, the most used script, is already supporting PHP 7.4.

Resources:
PHP 7.4 Release Info
Guide PHP 7.3.x to PHP 7.4.x

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