Now Available: PHP 8.1 WordPress Hosting

by Ben Gabler on

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After some rigorous testing, we’re happy to announce that we now offer PHP 8.1 WordPress Hosting for all Rocket.net sites.

Is PHP 8.1 stable?

New versions of PHP are definitely exciting, but we highly recommend testing your site out in a staging environment before making the change, just to be safe. While the community is working hard to support 8.0 and 8.1, there are still quite a few plugins and themes that are not compatible.

Should I upgrade to PHP 8.1

So at this time, we still recommend sticking with PHP 7.4, especially with our platform delivering 90%+ of traffic from our Enterprise CDN powered by Cloudflare.

How do I Install PHP 8.1? Rocket makes it easy to switch!

To change your PHP version to 8.1, simply login to your Rocket.net control panel, click on the Manage link for the site you wish to change, then navigate to the Advanced tab.

Under the PHP section, simply click the dropdown and change the version to 8.1

How do I install PHP 8.1? Rocket makes it easy to switch from your control panel!

PHP 8.1 Benchmarks

Rocket.net supports PHP 8.1 WordPress Hosting
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The transition is immediate with no disruption to live traffic (unless there is a plugin/theme incompatible with 8.1, which is why we recommend testing staging first).

If you need any assistance switching to 8.1 or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our amazing support team.

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