Version Released Active Support Security Support Release
7.3 1 year ago
(06 Dec 2018)
Ends in 11 months
(06 Dec 2020)
Ends in 1 year and 11 months
(06 Dec 2021)
7.3.11
7.2 2 years ago
(30 Nov 2017)
Ended 1 week and 6 days ago
(30 Nov 2019)
Ends in 11 months
(30 Nov 2020)
7.2.24
7.1 3 years ago
(01 Dec 2016)
Ended 1 year ago
(01 Dec 2018)
Ended 1 week and 5 days ago
(01 Dec 2019)
NA
7.0 4 years ago
(03 Dec 2015)
Ended 1 year ago
(12 Dec 2018)
Ended 11 months ago
(01 Jan 2019)
NA
5.6 5 years ago
(28 Aug 2014)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(19 Jan 2017)
Ended 11 months ago
(31 Dec 2018)
NA
5.5 6 years ago
(20 Jun 2013)
Ended 4 years ago
(10 Jul 2015)
Ended 3 years and 5 months ago
(10 Jul 2016)
NA
5.4 7 years and 9 months ago
(01 Mar 2012)
Ended 5 years ago
(14 Sep 2014)
Ended 4 years ago
(14 Sep 2015)
NA
5.3 10 years ago
(30 Jun 2009)
Ended 8 years ago
(30 Jun 2011)
Ended 5 years ago
(14 Aug 2014)
NA
5.2 13 years ago
(02 Nov 2006)
Ended 11 years ago
(02 Nov 2008)
Ended 8 years and 11 months ago
(06 Jan 2011)
NA
5.1 14 years ago
(24 Nov 2005)
Ended 13 years ago
(24 Aug 2006)
Ended 13 years ago
(24 Aug 2006)
NA
5.0 15 years ago
(13 Jul 2004)
Ended 14 years ago
(05 Sep 2005)
Ended 14 years ago
(05 Sep 2005)
NA

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (or simply PHP) is a general-purpose programming language originally designed for web development.

Each release branch of PHP is fully supported for two years from its initial stable release. During this period, bugs and security issues that have been reported are fixed and are released in regular point releases.

After this two year period of active support, each branch is then supported for an additional year for critical security issues only. Releases during this period are made on an as-needed basis: there may be multiple point releases, or none, depending on the number of reports.

More information is available on the PHP website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:

php --version


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