PHP 7.2 is now available: use it
Using PHP 7.0
Be aware that security support by the developer ended in December 2018.
Using PHP 7.1
Be aware that bug fix support ended in December 2018.
On the other hand, PHP 7.2 will be actively supported by the developer until November 2019, and security supported until November 2020.
If your hosting company offers PHP 7.2 then you should use it.
Other reasons to use PHP 7.2 include:
- improved performance, including page load speed;
- significant reduction in memory usage, meaning more users can be served at any one time.
Older versions of Joomla!
If your website is using an earlier version of Joomla! than 3.9 then we recommend that you use the Joomla! Update plugin to update it to the latest available release before switching to PHP 7.2.