Supported PHP Versions on Alibaba Cloud EDAS

What Are the Supported PHP Versions on Alibaba Cloud EDAS?

If you are a developer or a business looking to deploy PHP applications on Alibaba Cloud’s EDAS (Enterprise Distributed Application Service), you might be wondering about the supported PHP versions available on the platform. This article will explore the PHP Versions on Alibaba Cloud EDAS, based on the latest available information.

Understanding Alibaba Cloud’s EDAS

Alibaba Cloud’s EDAS is a robust cloud service designed to simplify the deployment and management of distributed applications. It caters to various types of applications, including Java, PHP, and containerized applications, focusing on microservices architecture.

Historically Supported PHP Versions

Alibaba Cloud’s EDAS has offered support for a range of PHP versions previously, including PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, and PHP 7.3. These versions allowed developers to choose the most suitable PHP release for their application’s needs, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance.

Latest Update on Supported PHP Versions

As of the time of writing (August 2023), the supported PHP versions on Alibaba Cloud’s EDAS have been refined to primarily include PHP version 7.3[1]. This means that if you are using EDAS for your PHP applications, version 7.3 is the recommended and officially supported PHP release on the platform as you can see from the list of selections in the Alibaba Cloud console:

Alibaba Console showing the supported PHP versions

What About Newer Versions of PHP?

You might have a use case where you want to use a newer version of PHP with EDAS, such as PHP 7.4, PHP 8.0, PHP 8.1, PHP 8.2, or PHP 8.3. After all, PHP 7.3 is officially deprecated. Unfortunately, Alibaba Cloud does not have direct support for these newer versions. However, Alibaba Cloud welcomes customers to leverage containers in order to run newer versions of PHP on their EDAS platform.[2] You can check out our guide to containerizing your applications here.


As cloud services are subject to regular updates, we recommend referring to the official Alibaba Cloud documentation and resources for the most up-to-date information on supported PHP versions. Staying informed will help you make informed decisions about your application’s development and ensure compatibility with the platform’s offerings.


  1. Build PHP applications from source code and deploy them in ACK clusters – Enterprise Distributed Application Service – Alibaba Cloud Documentation Center. (n.d.). ↩︎
  2. Use an image to deploy an application in a ACK Serverless cluster – Enterprise Distributed Application Service – Alibaba Cloud Documentation Center. (n.d.). ↩︎