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Compressed HTTP Requests with Curl and PHP

Compressed HTTP Requests with Curl and PHP

How to make fast and efficient HTTP(S) requests via Curl using transfer encodings such as gzip, zstd, Brotli, and deflate.
How to compile PHP from source on Fedora/RHEL/etc

How to compile PHP from source on Fedora/RHEL/etc

A comprehensive guide on how to compile PHP from source on Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, etc. operating systems.
Phive: Secure, Easy, and Contained Phar Manager

Phive: Secure, Easy, and Contained Phar Manager

Phive is a PHP tool to easily install, validate, and update Phar archives in a PHP application.

PHP News

Ubuntu 21.10 — Impish Indri — to be released with PHP 8.0

Ubuntu 21.10 — Impish Indri — to be released on Oct 14, will contain PHP 8.0 in its default software repositories.

Composer 2.1.9 and 1.12.23 released with security and bug fixes

Composer 2.1.9 and 1.12.23 versions are released with a security fix for Windows command-injection vulnerability and bug fixes.

PHP 7.3.31, 7.4.24, and 8.0.11 Released with Bug and Security Fixes

PHP versions 7.3.31, 7.4.24, and 8.0.11 are released with several bug fixes and a security fix.

PHP Versions and Changes

Version StatusFuture Release

The development of PHP 8.2 started after PHP 8.1 reached its feature-freeze. It is scheduled to be released towards the end of year 2022.

Release Date2021-11-25
Version StatusUpcoming Release

PHP 8.1 is the next major PHP version, up for release on November 2021.

PHP 8.1 will bring Enums, Fibers, never return type, Intersection Types, readonly properties, and more!

Release Date2020-11-26
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

PHP 8.0, on the 25th year of PHP history, brings several important features such as Union Types, JIT, Constructor Property Promotion, Match Syntax, Named Parameters, and several more performance, syntax, and quality-of-life improvements.

Release Date2019-11-28
Version StatusSupported

PHP 7.4, the final release in the PHP 7.x series. PHP 7.4 brings typed properties, underscore numeric separator, and other minor improvements to PHP.

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

Heredoc/nowdoc syntax improvements and a bunch of legacy code deprecations.

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