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PHP 7 - The New Default on February 3rd

PHP 7 will become the default PHP version used on Pagoda Box after February 3rd.

On February 3rd, 2016, PHP 7.0 will become the default PHP version used on Pagoda Box. It has been available in beta for over a month and there have been no reported issues. PHP 7 offers significant performance improvements over previous versions, however there are a few things of which you need to be aware.

Limited PHP Extensions

Some PHP extensions have been dropped from PHP 7 or are not yet available. As updated extensions are released, they will be made available on Pagoda Box. For questions about what extensions are available for PHP 7 on Pagoda Box, view the list of available PHP 7 extensions.

No New Relic Support for PHP 7...Yet

New Relic is still working a New Relic agent for PHP 7. They’ve been beta testing an updated agent since mid-December and are working towards a stable release. Once a stable PHP 7 New Relic agent is released, it will be made available on Pagoda Box. For more information and status updates, view the discussion on the New Relic forums.

What If I’m Not Ready for PHP 7?

Many things have changed in PHP 7 leaving some apps unable to use it. If your app falls into this category, you can lock your PHP version by specifying a version your Boxfile.

  web1:
    version: 5.6

If no PHP version is specified in your Boxfile after February 3rd, the most recent stable version of PHP 7 will be installed on the next deploy, rebuild, or repair.

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