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Upgrade AWS Elastic Beanstalk from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.0

Ali Shaikh
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Upgrade AWS Elastic Beanstalk from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.0

The AWS Elastic Beanstalk Console currently only permits you to change between minor platform versions (e.g. from 64bit Amazon Linux 2 v3.1.6 running PHP 7.4 to 64bit Amazon Linux 2 v3.2.1 running PHP 7.4), but does not allow changes between major versions (e.g. from 64bit Amazon Linux 2 v3.2.1 running PHP 7.4 to 64bit Amazon Linux 2 v3.2.1 running PHP 8.0).

But, fret not!!! It is possible to update to a major platform version using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI):

aws elasticbeanstalk update-environment --solution-stack-name "64bit Amazon Linux 2 v3.2.1 running PHP 8.0" --environment-id "x-xxxxxxxxxx" --region "us-west-1"
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To find the newest PHP platform version AWS Elastic Beanstalk supports view the Elastic Beanstalk Supported Platforms.

For previous versions see the PHP Platform History.

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