We are happy to announce a new feature in the Webdock dashboard: Seamless PHP version changing to any supported PHP version on your Webdock LAMP/LEMP server without downtime.
You can find the new feature on the main Server Screen on the new “Manage PHP” page:
When releasing this feature we decided to reorganize a few things in the dashboard in order to make things a bit more logical.
You can now change PHP versions and Manage PHP settings, as well as query your server for the php-fpm version which is actually running and which versions are actually available.
You can deploy the File Manager and use our “Pull any file to edit” feature, which has been moved away from the FTP management screen.
These are small quality of life changes and we hope you agree the layout of features is now a bit clearer and more logical.
Under the hood there are a lot of small UI tweaks, fixes and improvements which you probably won’t notice but we were happy to fix them anyway 😄 Namely:
Provided the PHP settings have been set in the Webdock dashboard under Manage PHP, then whenever you change PHP versions we will automatically apply your custom settings. If you haven’t touched the custom settings, then the optimized default settings which are set in our base images are used.
Now that you are able to switch to any PHP version supported on your server easily there is no longer a need for us to maintain many versions of our LAMP/LEMP stacks where the only difference is the PHP version installed. This means that moving forward we will only be offering a single version of our LAMP/LEMP stacks (with the latest well-supported version of PHP installed) and you can then downgrade or upgrade PHP as you see fit using our new PHP version switching feature.
As we can only install and switch to PHP versions which are actually supported on your system, older versions of our LAMP/LEMP stacks may report very few - if any - PHP versions available to switch to. If you experience this, then the fix is to either upgrade your system, see our guides here, (https://webdock.io/en/docs/how-guides/upgrade-guides) or migrate your site/application to the latest LAMP/LEMP stack we have available.
Thanks for reading!