How to upgrade your Managed WordPress PHP version
We offer the latest stable versions of PHP that are supported by Debian and encourage you to upgrade your website to the new stable version 8.3, with its impressive performance enhancements.
As security updates for older PHP versions end, we no longer support these versions on our hosting platform.
Before upgrading to the latest version of PHP, create a staging environment where you can test your site.
What if the PHP upgrade broke my staging site?
If anything related to your site has broken due to the PHP upgrade, you can fix that issue on your staging environment. You can push the staging content to the live site along with the fix or implement the relevant fix on your live site.
Once your live site has the fix, you can run the latest PHP update. Remember to upgrade all WordPress plugins to the newest version on your live site and double-check that everything is compatible and working on your live site.
What happens next
If you have completed the PHP upgrade on your live site, you can return to your staging site and delete it. Your site is now running on the latest version of PHP.
Once Debian announces that they no longer support a version of PHP, we will remove this option from the tool. It is therefore imperative that you do what is necessary to ensure that your site is compatible with the latest version of PHP.