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When do updates for my website's version of PHP end?

Below is a list of all major PHP versions and the date they retired or will retire (if still actively maintained). Any version of PHP past it's 'end of life' date is listed in red and is VERY unsafe to use.

Any version of PHP that is approaching the 'end of life' date is shown in orange and should be upgraded NOW!

PHP Version Status & advice on upgrading Date of retirement
8.1.xStill receiving updates - this version has 1023 days of support left15th November, 2024
8.0.xStill receiving updates - this version has 668 days of support left26th November, 2023
7.4.xStill receiving updates - this version has 305 days of support left28th November, 2022
7.3.xRetired, last updated 52 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!6th December, 2021
7.2.xRetired, last updated 454 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!30th October, 2020
7.1.xRetired, last updated 788 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!1st December, 2019
7.0.xRetired, last updated 1113 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!10th January, 2019
5.6.xRetired, last updated 1123 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!31st December, 2018
5.5.xRetired, last updated 2016 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!21st July, 2016
5.4.xRetired, last updated 2338 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!3rd September, 2015
5.3.xRetired, last updated 2723 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!14th August, 2014
5.2.xRetired, last updated 4039 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!6th January, 2011
5.1.xRetired, last updated 5635 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!24th August, 2006
5.0.xRetired, last updated 5988 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!5th September, 2005
4.4.xRetired, last updated 4921 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!7th August, 2008
4.3.xRetired, last updated 6146 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!31st March, 2005
4.2.xRetired, last updated 7083 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!6th September, 2002
4.1.xRetired, last updated 7261 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!12th March, 2002
4.0.xRetired, last updated 7523 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!23rd June, 2001
3.0.xRetired, last updated 7769 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!20th October, 2000


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Article last updated: 12th October, 2020