PHP 7.2 Now Available on All Hosting Plans!

Posted By: Tony Baird

Last Updated: Thursday January 4, 2018

We’re happy to announce we now officially support PHP 7.2 on all our shared, reseller and semi-dedicated hosting services.  PHP 7.2 is the second point release in the 7.x series and it comes with many outstanding improvements and new features.

To enable PHP 7.2 all you need to do is login to cPanel go to ‘Select PHP Version’:


From here just pick PHP 7.2 from the drop down and set it as your current PHP version.  After this you’ll be able to manage extensions as you would for any PHP version we offer and your entire account will use PHP 7.2.

If you were curious about some of the new features and improvements here’s a quick overview of them:

Argon2 Password Hash

PHP 7.2 introduced the Argon2 hashing algorithm which was selected as the winner of the 2015 password hashing competition.  It’s a secure alternative to the Bcrypt algorithm and is just as easy to implement.

[code language=“php”] password_hash(‘password’, PASSWORD_ARGON2I); [/code]

It also introduces the following constants to the password hash:

New Object Type

A new type object has been introduced which can be used for parameter type hinting and return typing as well.

[code language=“php”] <?php function test(object $object) : object { return new SplQueue(); }

test(new StdClass()); [/code]

If your website software/application supports PHP 7.2 we suggest giving it a try. Our PHP Selector makes it easy to switch between PHP versions so you can revert back to an older version at any time. We hope you all find this to be a useful release!

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