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PHP 7.4 is receiving only security updates now. This video looks at how to switch your webhosting account to run your Joomla site on PHP 8.0, which is faster than PHP 7.4 and is still benefitting from ongoing development.



 - PHP 7.4 is reaching the end of life.
- The video demonstrates how to upgrade PHP to a higher version for a Joomla site.
- The speaker recommends using "" for managing Joomla sites.
- The PHP versions currently supported are PHP 7.4 and PHP 8/8.1.
- The video shows how to change the PHP version on a cPanel hosting account.
- Changing the PHP version may cause temporary issues but can be easily reverted.
- Upgrading to PHP 8 or 8.1 can offer new features and improved performance.
- The speaker experiences a 500 error when upgrading to PHP 8.1 for a Joomla 3 site.
- The recommendation is to stop using PHP 7.4 and upgrade to PHP 8.0 or try 8.1 for improved site performance.

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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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