PHP is the engine that drives dynamic content on your website. E-commerce websites, blogs, online galleries, and community forums are all possible thanks to PHP.
PHP is constantly changing and improving, which is why you’ll often see release notifications for updated versions. These updates provide better security and improved performance. It’s no different with PHP 8.2, released late last year.
PHP 8.2 has arrived with performance, syntax, and type safety improvements along with new capabilities such as read-only classes and stand-alone types.
You can read about the new features in detail and how they improve security and performance here.
Understand how new versions of PHP affects your website
It is always good practice to switch to newer versions when they become available to ensure the latest security and performance benefits are active on your website. If you continue to run on older versions, you’re opening your website and web applications up to security threats. Think of it like performing regular maintenance on your car.
Here at xneelo we always give you plenty of time to start planning and testing your migration to the next PHP version to ensure a seamless transition. Use the PHP Compatibility Scanner to quickly find out if your website is compatible with the next supported version.
And remember – always check your website after upgrading your PHP version.