PHP with Backlight 2


I’m currently running Backlight 2.0.13 which uses PHP 7.2. My hosting company will shortly be withdrawing (or charging extortionately for) PHP 7.2 support. Can I safely update to the current version of PHP and continue to use Backlight 2?


Backlight 2 supports PHP 7.4, which is currently the latest version of PHP. However, we do not support any potential breakages in newer versions with BL2, such as in the upcoming PHP 8.

Further on from Ben’s reply, the solution for which would be an upgrade to the latest version of Backlight at any given time, as the latest keeps pace with the latest PHP, and other dependencies.