× PHP Version Test Update PHP Help & FAQs Get PHP Version Notifications Find a PHP Developer
PHP expiry alert : PHP v7.2 has recently expired. Is your website still running this version? Click here for more details
SAFE versions of PHP: 8.0.11, 7.4.24, 7.3.31

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
8.0.xStill receiving updates - this version has 766 days of support left26th November, 2023
7.4.xStill receiving updates - this version has 403 days of support left28th November, 2022
7.3.xStill receiving updates BUT expires in 46 days - UPGRADE NOW6th December, 2021
7.2.xRetired, last updated 356 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!30th October, 2020
7.1.xRetired, last updated 690 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!1st December, 2019
7.0.xRetired, last updated 1015 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!10th January, 2019
5.6.xRetired, last updated 1025 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!31st December, 2018
5.5.xRetired, last updated 1918 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!21st July, 2016
5.4.xRetired, last updated 2240 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!3rd September, 2015
5.3.xRetired, last updated 2625 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!14th August, 2014
5.2.xRetired, last updated 3941 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!6th January, 2011
5.1.xRetired, last updated 5537 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!24th August, 2006
5.0.xRetired, last updated 5890 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!5th September, 2005
4.4.xRetired, last updated 4823 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!7th August, 2008
4.3.xRetired, last updated 6048 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!31st March, 2005
4.2.xRetired, last updated 6985 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!6th September, 2002
4.1.xRetired, last updated 7163 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!12th March, 2002
4.0.xRetired, last updated 7425 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!23rd June, 2001
3.0.xRetired, last updated 7671 days ago - URGENT UPGRADE REQUIRED!20th October, 2000


Do you need to upgrade your PHP version but are not sure where to start?

We have you covered - start by following our upgrade PHP guide here.

Article last updated: 12th October, 2020