December 2, 2020 – PHP 8 can be installed from EasyApache 4
November 26, 2020 – PHP 8 was released today: The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.0.0. This release marks the latest major release of the PHP language.
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.
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.