With this release, we’ve added support for the latest PHP minor version 8.2. This PHP version was released on November 24, 2022.

Updating to this new PHP version is easy:

app@abcdef-example-magweb-cmbl:~$ hypernode-systemctl settings php_version 8.2
Operation was successful and is being processed. Please allow a few minutes for the settings to be applied. Run 'livelog' to see the progress.

Please keep in mind that while we support this latest PHP version, New Relic and ionCube aren’t supported at the time of writing. We’ll update these extensions when they’ll become available.

See the PHP 8.2 release announcement.

Applications supporting PHP 8.2 (or will support) are:

  • Magento 2.4.6 (release date March 14, 2023)
  • Shopware 6.4.x
  • WordPress 6.1
  • Laravel 9
  • Sylius 1.11

New Relic update

While we are still waiting for a version of newrelic-php-agent that supports PHP 8.2, we have updated the New Relic packages. In the previous New Relic version, we have found that some applications were experiencing performance drawbacks with New Relic enabled. With this New Relic version we see that most of those performance problems have been resolved. If you still run into performance problems caused by New Relic, please contact them and provide the information they need.

New Relic will be dropping support for PHP 5.6 later this year. So if you’re still on PHP 5.6 and need application performance monitoring, make sure you upgrade your PHP version this year!

See the New Relic PHP agent v10.5.0.317 release notes.

Other updates

  • In the process of adding support for PHP 8.2, we have updated phpMyAdmin 4.x and 5.x to the latest versions.
  • We have increased the fastcgi_buffer_size from 32k to 64k for smaller nodes. We have increased this value, because Magento (and other kinds of modern) applications have been generating larger HTTP headers.