PHP 8 on cPanel servers

November 23, 2020 – cPanel ea-php80 updated to RC4

November 19, 2020 – latest release candidate RC5 is out. The GA version should be available in a few days.

As of today, October 29, 2020, PHP 8 is not yet available on the main EasyApache4 repository.

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For the moment you can use PHP 8 (alpha version from July 2020 – ea-php80) on a cPanel server only by installing the EasyApache Experimental Repository. For more details about the changes in this repository check EasyApache Experimental Repository Change Log

To install the Experimental Repository, use:

# yum install ea4-experimental

The latest available PHP version on php.net site is PHP 8.0.0 Release Candidate 3 which was released on October 29, 2020. According to the PHP 8 Wiki page, the GA version is expected to be released on November 26, 2020.

Resources:
cPanel Experimental Repository Change Log
PHP 8 Wiki Site

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