2023 marked a year of transition for the PHP ecosystem, with upward of 72% of companies performing at least one PHP migration within the last year — and many of those moving off PHP 7.4 and on to PHP 8.x versions. Despite emerging challenges and competing priorities, companies are clearly prioritizing the security of their applications.

However, the state of PHP in 2024 isn’t so straightforward. Nearly 55% of teams are still running end-of-life (and consequently, unsupported) PHP versions in their production applications, with smaller companies struggling to keep pace with the rapid pace of PHP release and support lifecycles. Our survey also noted a significant disconnect – teams deploying end of life PHP still felt confident in the security of their PHP applications, with C-Suite respondents even more confident than their development teams.

That dissonance aside, our survey data is clear: the future for PHP is bright. PHP remains a much-loved language for developing innovative and highly-scalable web-facing applications and APIs.

About the Presentation

Join Zend Senior Product Manager Matthew Weier O’Phinney in this on-demand webinar as he discusses key findings from the Zend 2024 PHP Landscape Report, including:

  • PHP version adoption trends and how adoption varies by firmographic profile
  • PHP migration trends, including top pain points by migration path
  • The perceived (and actual) state of security and compliance within PHP applications
  • Key shifts in PHP application deployment strategies and why it matters
  • The top technologies used in developing and deploying PHP applications today
  • Emerging trends teams need to account for in 2024 
  • And more!

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Matthew Weier O’Phinney

Zend Product Manager, Zend by Perforce

Matthew began developing on Zend Framework (ZF) before its first public release, and led the project for Zend from 2009 through 2019. He is a founding member of the PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG), which creates and promotes standards for the PHP ecosystem — and is serving his second elected term on the PHP-FIG Core Committee.