PHP 8.0.0: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

PHP Version
PHP 8.0
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
Release Status
EOL, Use PHP 8.0.30
Branch Status

PHP 8.0 reached EOL on , and all releases of this version no longer receive security or bug fixes. Using PHP 8.0.0 is not recommended. PHP 8.0.30 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 8.0.0 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-8.0.0
How to compile PHP
PHP can be compiled by setting up the dependencies, building the configure script (./buildconf), configuring the build ./configure, and running make.
Detailed articles on how to compile PHP are available for Ubuntu/Debian based systems and Fedora/RHEL based systems.

Windows binaries

Non-Thread Safe Builds
Non-Thread Safe (NTS) builds are single-threaded PHP builds. They can be used on web servers that integrate PHP over FastCGI protocol, such as Nginx, Caddy, and IIS.
Thread-Safe Builds
Thread-Safe (TS) builds are multi-thread PHP builds, often used to integrate PHP as a Server API for multithreaded servers. The most common use case is using PHP as an Apache module.

Docker/Podman Containers

PHP CLI Containers images only include the PHP CLI, and no FPM or Apache modules. The Alpine builds are lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds. Albeit their larger size, the Debian-based (without the "-alpine" suffix) images are more complete, and widely used.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:8.0.0-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:8.0.0-cli
PHP CLI + Web Server Integration
These container images include PHP CLI, and a web server integration. FPM container images can be integrated with web servers such as Nginx, Caddy, and Apache with Event MPM. The Apache container images include Apache web server, integrating PHP as an Apache module.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:8.0.0-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:8.0.0-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:8.0.0-fpm



  • Fixed bug #71263 (fread() does not report bzip2.decompress errors).


  • Allow debug server binding to an ephemeral port via -S localhost:0.


  • Fixed bug #55847 (DOTNET .NET 4.0 GAC new location).
  • Fixed bug #62474 (com_event_sink crashes on certain arguments).


  • Fixed bug #80007 (Potential type confusion in unixtojd() parameter parsing).


  • Fixed bug GH-36365 (scandir duplicates file name at every 65535th file).
  • Fixed bug #49555 (Fatal error "Function must be a string" message should be renamed).
  • Fixed bug #62294 (register_shutdown_function() does not correctly handle exit code).
  • Fixed bug #62609 (Allow implementing Traversable on abstract classes).
  • Fixed bug #65274 (Enhance undefined class constant error with class name).
  • Fixed bug #65275 (Calling exit() in a shutdown function does not change the exit value in CLI).
  • Fixed bug #69084 (Unclear error message when not implementing a renamed abstract trait function).
  • Fixed bug #70839 (Converting optional argument to variadic forbidden by LSP checks).
  • Fixed bug #74558 (Can't rebind closure returned by Closure::fromCallable()).
  • Fixed bug #77561 (Shebang line not stripped for non-primary script).
  • Fixed bug #77619 (Wrong reflection on MultipleIterator::__construct).
  • Fixed bug #77966 (Cannot alias a method named "namespace").
  • Fixed bug #78236 (convert error on receiving variables when duplicate [).
  • Fixed bug #78770 (Incorrect callability check inside internal methods).
  • Fixed bug #79108 (Referencing argument in a function makes it a reference in the stack trace).
  • Fixed bug #79368 ("Unexpected end of file" is not an acceptable error message).
  • Fixed bug #79462 (method_exists and property_exists incoherent behavior).
  • Fixed bug #79467 (data:// wrappers are writable).
  • Fixed bug #79521 (Check __set_state structure).
  • Fixed bug #79790 ("Illegal offset type" exception during AST evaluation not handled properly).
  • Fixed bug #79791 (Assertion failure when unsetting variable during binary op).
  • Fixed bug #79828 (Segfault when trying to access non-existing variable).
  • Fixed bug #79841 (Syntax error in configure / unescaped "[]" in php.m4).
  • Fixed bug #79852 (count(DOMNodeList) doesn't match count(IteratorIterator(DOMNodeList))).
  • Fixed bug #79867 (Promoted untyped properties should get null default value).
  • Fixed bug #79897 (Promoted constructor params with attribs cause crash).
  • Fixed bug #79927 (Generator doesn't throw exception after multiple yield from iterable).
  • Fixed bug #79946 (Build fails due to undeclared UINT32_C).
  • Fixed bug #79948 (Exit in auto-prepended file does not abort PHP execution).
  • Fixed bug #80045 (memleak after two set_exception_handler calls with __call).
  • Fixed bug #80096 (Segmentation fault with named arguments in nested call).
  • Fixed bug #80109 (Cannot skip arguments when extended debug is enabled).
  • Fixed bug #80225 (broken namespace usage in eval code).
  • Fixed bug #80258 (Windows Deduplication Enabled, randon permission errors).
  • Fixed bug #80280 (ADD_EXTENSION_DEP() fails for ext/standard and ext/date).
  • Fixed bug #80334 (assert() vs named parameters - confusing error).
  • Fixed bug #80055 (Abstract trait methods returning "self" cannot be fulfilled by traits).
  • Fixed faulty generator cleanup with yield from.
  • Implement #[Attr] Attribute syntax as per final vote in RFC
  • Implemented FR #47074 (phpinfo() reports "On" as 1 for the some extensions).
  • Implemented FR #72089 (require() throws fatal error instead of exception).
  • Removed the pdo_odbc.db2_instance_name php.ini directive.
  • Use SSE2 instructions do locale independent strtolower.


  • Bumped required libcurl version to 7.29.0.
  • Fixed bug #80121 (Null pointer deref if CurlHandle directly instantiated).


  • Add property DOMXPath::$registerNodeNamespaces and constructor argument that allow global flag to configure query() or evaluate() calls.
  • Fixed bug #79968 (DOMChildNode API crash on unattached nodes).
  • Fixed bug #80268 (loadHTML() truncates at NUL bytes).


  • Fixed bug #60302 (DateTime::createFromFormat should new static(), not new self()).
  • Fixed bug #65547 (Default value for sunrise/sunset zenith still wrong).
  • Fixed bug #69044 (discrepancy between time and microtime).
  • Fixed bug #80057 (DateTimeImmutable::createFromFormat() does not populate time).
  • Implemented FR #79903 (datetime: new format "p", same as "P" but returning "Z" for UTC).


  • Add enchant_dict_add and enchant_dict_is_added functions.
  • Deprecate enchant_broker_set_dict_path, enchant_broker_get_dict_path, enchant_dict_add_to_personal and enchant_dict_is_in_session.
  • Use libenchant-2 when available.


  • Added FFI`CType::getName()` method.
  • Fixed bug #79177 (FFI doesn't handle well PHP exceptions within callback).
  • Fixed bug #79749 (Converting FFI instances to bool fails).


  • Add pm.status_listen option.


  • Upgrade to libmagic 5.39.


  • Added imagegetinterpolation().
  • Fixed bug #55005 (imagepolygon num_points requirement).
  • Made the $num_points parameter of php_imagepolygon optional.
  • Removed deprecated image2wbmp().
  • Removed deprecated png2wbmp() and jpeg2wbmp().
  • Replaced gd resources with objects.


  • Fixed bug #64076 (imap_sort() does not return FALSE on failure).
  • Fixed bug #76618 (segfault on imap_reopen).
  • Fixed bug #80213 (imap_mail_compose() segfaults on certain $bodies).
  • Fixed bug #80215 (imap_mail_compose() may modify by-val parameters).
  • Fixed bug #80216 (imap_mail_compose() does not validate types/encodings).
  • Fixed bug #80220 (imap_mail_compose() may leak memory).
  • Fixed bug #80223 (imap_mail_compose() leaks envelope on malformed bodies).
  • Fixed bug #80226 (imap_sort() leaks sortpgm memory).
  • Fixed bug #80239 (imap_rfc822_write_address() leaks memory).
  • Fixed bug #80242 (imap_mail_compose() segfaults for multipart with rfc822).
  • Fixed minor regression caused by fixing bug #80220.


  • Dropped support for iconv without proper errno setting.


  • Removed deprecated INTL_IDNA_VARIANT_2003.


  • Fixed bug #77857 (Wrong result if executed with JIT).
  • Fixed bug #79255 (PHP cannot be compiled with enable JIT).
  • Fixed bug #79582 (Crash seen when opcache.jit=1235 and opcache.jit_debug=2).
  • Fixed bug #79743 (Fatal error when assigning to array property with JIT enabled).
  • Fixed bug #79864 (JIT segfault in Symfony OptionsResolver).
  • Fixed bug #79888 (Incorrect execution with JIT enabled).



  • Fixed memory leaks.
  • Removed deprecated ldap_sort.


  • Fixed bug #76999 (mb_regex_set_options() return current options).
  • Removed the unused $is_hex parameter from mb_decode_numericentity().


  • Fixed bug #76809 (SSL settings aren't respected when persistent connections are used).


  • Fixed #60594 (mysqlnd exposes 160 lines of stats in phpinfo).


  • Deprecated old OCI8 function aliases.
  • Modernized oci_register_taf_callback() callable argument parsing implementation.
  • Removed obsolete no-op function oci_internal_debug().


  • Fixed bug GH-22986 (odbc_connect() may reuse persistent connection).
  • Fixed bug #44618 (Fetching may rely on uninitialized data).


  • Fixed bug #76535 (Opcache does not replay compile-time warnings).
  • Fixed bug #78654 (Incorrectly computed opcache checksum on files with non-ascii characters).
  • Fixed bug #79665 (ini_get() and opcache_get_configuration() inconsistency).
  • Fixed bug #80030 (Optimizer segfault with isset on static property with undef dynamic class name).
  • Fixed bug #80175 (PHP8 RC1 - JIT Buffer not working).
  • Fixed bug #80184 (Complex expression in while / if statements resolves to false incorrectly).
  • Fixed bug #80255 (Opcache bug (bad condition result) in 8.0.0rc1).
  • Fixed run-time binding of preloaded dynamically declared function.


  • Added Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) support.


  • Don't ignore invalid escape sequences.
  • Updated to PCRE2 10.35.


  • Changed default PDO error mode to exceptions.
  • Fixed bug #77849 (Disable cloning of PDO handle/connection objects).


  • Fixed bug #64937 (Firebird PDO preprocessing sql).


  • Added support for setting and getting the oracle OCI 18c call timeout.


  • Bumped required libpq version to 9.1.


  • Bumped required libpq version to 9.1.


  • Fixed bug #76596 (phpdbg support for display_errors=stderr).
  • Fixed bug #76801 (too many open files).
  • Fixed bug #77800 (phpdbg segfaults on listing some conditional breakpoints).
  • Fixed bug #77805 (phpdbg build fails when readline is shared).


  • Fixed bug #64592 (ReflectionClass::getMethods() returns methods out of scope).
  • Fixed bug #69180 (Reflection does not honor trait conflict resolution / method aliasing).
  • Fixed bug #74939 (Nested traits' aliased methods are lowercased).
  • Fixed bug #77325 (ReflectionClassConstant::$class returns wrong class when extending).
  • Fixed bug #78697 (ReflectionClass::implementsInterface - inaccurate error message with traits).
  • Fixed bug #80190 (ReflectionMethod::getReturnType() does not handle static as part of union type).
  • Fixed bug #80299 (ReflectionFunction->invokeArgs confused in arguments).
  • Fixed bug #80370 (getAttributes segfault on dynamic properties).
  • Implement #79628 (Add $filter parameter for ReflectionClass::getConstants and ReflectionClass::getReflectionConstants)
  • Implement ReflectionProperty::hasDefaultValue and Reflection::getDefaultValue


  • Fixed bug #70461 (disable md5 code when it is not supported in net-snmp).


  • Fixed bug #65006 (spl_autoload_register fails with multiple callables using self, same method).
  • Fixed bug #65387 (Circular references in SPL iterators are not garbage collected).
  • Fixed bug #71236 (Second call of spl_autoload_register() does nothing if it has no arguments).
  • Fixed bug #79987 (Memory leak in SplFileInfo because of missing zend_restore_error_handling()).
  • SplFixedArray is now IteratorAggregate rather than Iterator.


  • Added SQLite3::setAuthorizer() and respective class constants.


  • Fixed bug #73529 (session_decode() silently fails on wrong input).
  • Fixed bug #78624 (session_gc return value for user defined session handlers).


  • Converted shmop resources to objects.


  • Fixed bug #63575 (Root elements are not properly cloned).
  • Fixed bug #75245 (Don't set content of elements with only whitespaces).


  • Fixed bug #77646 (sign_detached() strings not terminated).


  • Don't force rebuild of symbol table, when populating $http_response_header variable by the HTTP stream wrapper.
  • Fixed bug #47983 (mixed LF and CRLF line endings in mail()).
  • Fixed bug #64060 (lstat_stat_variation7.phpt fails on certain file systems).
  • Fixed bug #75902 (str_replace should warn when misused with nested arrays).
  • Fixed bug #76859 (stream_get_line skips data if used with data-generating filter).
  • Fixed bug #77204 (getimagesize(): Read error! should mention file path).
  • Fixed bug #78385 (parse_url() does not include 'query' when question mark is the last char).
  • Fixed bug #79868 (Sorting with array_unique gives unwanted result).
  • Fixed bug #80256 (file_get_contents strip first line with chunked encoding redirect).
  • Fixed bug #80266 (parse_url silently drops port number 0).
  • Fixed bug #80290 (Double free when ASSERT_CALLBACK is used with a dynamic message).
  • Implemented FR #78638 (__PHP_Incomplete_Class should be final).
  • Made quoting of cmd execution functions consistent.


  • Removed the unused $use_include_path parameter from tidy_repair_string().


  • Fixed bug #80328 (PhpToken::getAll() confusing name).


  • Fixed bug #76874 (xml_parser_free() should never leak memory).


  • Changed functions to accept/return XMLWriter objects instead of resources.
  • Implemented FR #79344 (xmlwriter_write_attribute_ns: $prefix should be nullable).
  • Removed return types from XMLWriter stubs.


  • Add "flags" options to ZipArchive::addGlob and addPattern methods keeping previous behavior having FL_OVERWRITE by default.
  • Add ZipArchive::EM_UNKNOWN and ZipArchive::EM_TRAD_PKWARE constants.
  • Add ZipArchive::isCompressionMethodSupported() and ZipArchive::isEncryptionMethodSupported() method (libzip 1.7.0).
  • Add ZipArchive::replaceFile() method.
  • Add ZipArchive::setCancelCallback method (since libzip 1.6.0).
  • Add ZipArchive::setMtimeName and ZipArchive::setMtimeIndex methods.
  • Add ZipArchive::setProgressCallback method (since libzip 1.3.0).
  • Add lastId property to ZipArchive.
  • Add optional "flags" parameter to ZipArchive::addEmptyDir, addFile and addFromString methods.
  • Fixed bug #50678 (files extracted by ZipArchive class lost their original modified time).
  • Fixed bug #72374 (remove_path strips first char of filename).
  • Implemented FR #77960 (add compression / encryption options for ZipArchive::addGlob and ZipArchive::addPattern).
  • ZipArchive::status and ZipArchive::statusSys properties and ZipArchive::getStatusString() method stay valid after the archive is closed.


  • Fixed bug #71417 (fread() does not report zlib.inflate errors).
  • Fixed bug #78792 (zlib.output_compression disabled by Content-Type: image/).
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