PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.

Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

PHP 5.6.16 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.16. Several bugs have been fixed. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.16 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 7.0.0 RC 8 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 RC 8. This is the thirteenth pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 8 contains fixes for 11 reported bugs.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the migration guide for a complete list of upgrading notes. NEWS and UPGRADING files can also be found in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 8 please visit the download page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

This release candidate prepares the short jump to the RTM. If no major issues appear, the 7.0.0 general availability (GA) release will be brought out on December 3rd. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 7.0.0 RC 7 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 RC 7. This is the twelfth pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 7 contains fixes for 17 reported bugs.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the migration guide for a complete list of upgrading notes. NEWS and UPGRADING files can also be found in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 7 please visit the download page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

This release candidate is unplanned and ships instead of the announced RTM for the reasons of yet additional quality improvement. If no major issues appear within the usual two-week test period, the 7.0.0 general availability (GA) release will be brought out. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 5.6.15 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.15. Several bugs have been fixed. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.15 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 7.0.0 RC 6 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 RC 6. This is the eleventh pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 6 contains fixes for 10 reported bugs and marks the end of the pre-release circle.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the migration guide for a complete list of upgrading notes. NEWS and UPGRADING files can also be found in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 6 please visit the download page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

The 7.0.0 general availability (GA) release is scheduled for 12th of November. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHP 7.0.0 RC 5 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 RC 5. This is the tenth pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 5 contains fixes for 11 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the migration guide for a complete list of upgrading notes. NEWS and UPGRADING files can also be found in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 5 please visit the download page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

The next release will be RC 6, which is to be released on the 29th of October. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

Older News Entries

To Top