PHP 7.2 is end-of-life on November 30th 2020 and has not been actively developed since November 30th 2019.
This means that is time to upgrade our default PHP version from PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.4.
From tuesday the 25th of August 2020 we will be offering the following PHP versions:
- PHP 5.6 (slow and old)
- PHP 7.0
- PHP 7.1
- PHP 7.2
- PHP 7.3
- PHP 7.4 (our new default version)
If your Simply.com web space is currently using PHP 7.2, it will be upgraded to PHP 7.4 automatically after the 25th of August 2020.
You thereby do not need to do anything in this regard.
We have chosen to skip PHP 7.3 as WordPress currently recommends PHP 7.4, and it is our goal to follow WordPress’ recommendations in the future.
Most CMSs have long supported PHP 7.3 and PHP 7.4 so there should not be any problems upgrading – see https://www.php.net/manual/en/migration73.incompatible.php for a list of breaking changes.
Remember that you can also choose which PHP version you want your web space to run now. Read more about this here: https://www.simply.com/en/support/faq/php/503/