Proper handling of alt-php on outdated version of PHP Warnings
Are you a WordPress user? struggling with outdated versions of PHP? You’re not alone. With PHP 7.4 already EOLed and no security updates available, and PHP 8.0 not supporting the ionCube loader used by some commercial plugins and themes, many people find it difficult to stay up to date. On top of that, many plugins simply aren’t compatible with PHP 8.1 yet, which makes it even more difficult to choose the right version.
Fortunately, there is a solution that can help WordPress users who are stuck with outdated versions of PHP. The CloudLinux team is upgrading security patches to older versions of PHP, so your PHP controllers (alt-php) are actually safe, even if the PHP group doesn’t officially support them. This means that users can continue to use PHP 7.4 and continue to receive the security updates they need.
However, there is a catch. WP Toolkit, our popular solution for managing WordPress installations, considers PHP 7.4 to be EOL and insecure, regardless of the driver. This means that if the WP Toolkit detects an EOL version of PHP, it will warn users to update their PHP version. So what can you do if you are a WordPress user who wants to stay on PHP 7.4 and continue to receive security updates? The key is to use a secure PHP controlleras Alternative CloudLinux PHP. By using this controller, you can ensure that your WordPress site remains secure while using the PHP version of your choice.
This is what these warnings look like: