Common PHP 8.0 Problems and How to Solve Them

If you’re experiencing issues with your website since upgrading to PHP 8.0, you’re not alone. While PHP 8.0 offers many benefits, including improved performance and new features, it also comes with some compatibility issues that can break your website or cause it to function incorrectly.

Here are some of the most common problems that people are encountering:

  1. Deprecated Functions: With PHP 8.0, some functions that were commonly used in earlier versions have been removed or deprecated. This can cause issues with websites that rely on these functions. If your website is built on an older codebase, you may need to update your code to work with PHP 8.0.
  2. Incompatible Extensions: Many PHP extensions have not been updated to work with PHP 8.0, so if your website relies on one of these extensions, it may not function correctly. You may need to find alternative extensions or modify your code to work without them.
  3. Syntax Changes: PHP 8.0 introduces some changes to the language syntax, which can cause issues with websites that were built with earlier versions of PHP. This can include changes to the way variables are declared or changes to function parameters.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, don’t worry – there are solutions available. Here are two options:

  1. Move Hosting to Aura Host: At Aura Host, we offer a PHP selection tool that allows you to choose your PHP version. This means you can easily switch to a version of PHP that is compatible with your website. Our hosting plans are optimized for PHP performance, so you can be confident that your website will run smoothly.
  2. Book Development Time: If you prefer to keep your existing hosting provider, you can book some time with our development team. We can analyze your codebase and identify any compatibility issues with PHP 8.0. We’ll work with you to make the necessary changes to ensure your website is fully functional.

Don’t let PHP 8.0 issues hold your website back. With the right solutions and support, you can ensure that your website is up-to-date and performing at its best. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.