We’re happy to announce that PHP 7.2 is now available on all of our hosting servers. It is also now the default version of PHP for all newly created cPanel accounts. PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, and 7.1 remain available as alternative options using the “Select PHP Version” link from within cPanel. A short guide on the use of PHP Selector can be found here.
The PHP version for all existing cPanel accounts has not changed, though you can use PHP Selector to change this at any time.
PHP 7.2 comes with numerous improvements and new features such as
- Convert numeric keys in object/array casts
- Counting of non-countable objects
- Object typehint
- HashContext as Object
- Argon2 in password hash
- Improve TLS constants to sane values
- Mcrypt extension removed
- New sodium extension
If your applications support PHP 7.2, we do recommend making the switch. PHP Selector makes this process very simple and you can easily revert to any prior version of PHP at any time, if needed.