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

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8.2 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(06 Dec 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 10 months
(08 Dec 2024)
Ends in 2 years and 10 months
(08 Dec 2025)
8.2.1
(03 Jan 2023)
8.1 1 year and 2 months ago
(23 Nov 2021)
Ends in 10 months
(25 Nov 2023)
Ends in 1 year and 10 months
(25 Nov 2024)
8.1.14
(04 Jan 2023)
8.0 2 years ago
(24 Nov 2020)
Ended 2 months ago
(26 Nov 2022)
Ends in 10 months
(26 Nov 2023)
8.0.27
(03 Jan 2023)
7.4 3 years ago
(26 Nov 2019)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(28 Nov 2021)
Ended 2 months ago
(28 Nov 2022)
7.4.33
7.3 4 years ago
(04 Dec 2018)
Ended 2 years ago
(06 Dec 2020)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(06 Dec 2021)
7.3.33
7.2 5 years ago
(28 Nov 2017)
Ended 3 years ago
(30 Nov 2019)
Ended 2 years ago
(30 Nov 2020)
7.2.34
7.1 6 years ago
(30 Nov 2016)
Ended 4 years ago
(01 Dec 2018)
Ended 3 years ago
(01 Dec 2019)
7.1.33
7.0 7 years ago
(01 Dec 2015)
Ended 5 years ago
(04 Jan 2018)
Ended 4 years ago
(10 Jan 2019)
7.0.33
5.6 8 years ago
(27 Aug 2014)
Ended 6 years ago
(19 Jan 2017)
Ended 4 years ago
(31 Dec 2018)
5.6.40
5.5 9 years ago
(19 Jun 2013)
Ended 7 years ago
(10 Jul 2015)
Ended 6 years ago
(21 Jul 2016)
5.5.38
5.4 10 years ago
(29 Feb 2012)
Ended 8 years ago
(14 Sep 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(14 Sep 2015)
5.4.45
5.3 13 years ago
(29 Jun 2009)
Ended 11 years ago
(30 Jun 2011)
Ended 8 years ago
(14 Aug 2014)
5.3.29
5.2 16 years ago
(01 Nov 2006)
Ended 14 years ago
(02 Nov 2008)
Ended 12 years ago
(06 Jan 2011)
5.2.17
5.1 17 years ago
(23 Nov 2005)
Ended 16 years ago
(24 Aug 2006)
Ended 16 years ago
(24 Aug 2006)
5.1.6
5.0 18 years ago
(15 Jul 2004)
Ended 17 years ago
(05 Sep 2005)
Ended 17 years ago
(05 Sep 2005)
5.0.5

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

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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This page was last updated on 05 January 2023. Latest releases are automatically updated.