With Pressable, all sites can now upgrade PHP versions from 7.4 to 8.0 or 8.1 with just one click in MyPressable Control Panel.

To change your PHP version:

  • Login to MyPressable Control Panel
  • Go to Settings for your website
  • Switch the PHP version under Site Information 

To learn more about PHP limitations on Pressable, including values such as max_execution_time, memory_limit, and upload_max_filesize, you can read our PHP Info & Limitations article.

You can also learn more about our Service And Platform Considerations here.

We’ve outlined some information and the improvements between the three available PHP versions below:


PHP 7.4
Released: November 28th, 2019

Official support for PHP version 7.4 will continue until November 2022, when the version reaches End of Life. Pressable retired PHP 7.4 as an option for new sites on August 9, 2022. The WordPress community still has some work to do to support PHP 8.0 broadly, so our parent company, Automattic, has committed resources to help maintain security updates for PHP 7.4 temporarily. This will allow time for the community to catch up and continue supporting websites on PHP 7.4. 


PHP 8.0
Released: November 26th, 2020

PHP 8.0 is a major update that attempts to resolve past problems and makes PHP more developer-friendly by improving transparency.  It also contains new features and optimization improvements.

New features include:

  • Named arguments
  • Union types
  • Constructor property promotion
  • Custom object serialization
  • Match expression
  • Nullsafe operator
  • Improvements in the type system and error handling


PHP 8.1
Released: November 25th, 2021

PHP 8.1 is a major update of the PHP language that brings better performance, better syntax, and  improved type safety.  It also contains new features and optimization improvements.

New features include:

  • Enumerations
  • Readonly properties
  • First-class callable syntax
  • Initializer updates
  • Fibers
  • Intersection types
  • Performance improvements
  • New classes, interfaces, and functions