PHP 7.4 is now available: use it
Active developer support for PHP 7.3 ended on 6 December 2020.
Security support for PHP 7.3 will end on 6 December 2021.
SWITCH TO PHP 7.4.
More reasons to switch to using PHP 7.4
Using PHP 7.4 with your Joomla! website will help ensure:
- 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.
3rd Party Extensions
Check whether any 3rd party extensions used by your website are compatible with a version of PHP before changing.
If your website uses a 3rd party extension that is not compatible with either PHP 7.4 or PHP 8 then use a different extension to avoid increased risk of your website being compromised.
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