Supercharge Your WordPress Site with PHP 8.2 on GWS Managed Hosting with KINSTA: All You Need to Know

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At GWS, we take pride in providing our customers with the latest technology and infrastructure for their websites. We understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve, especially when it comes to website performance, security, and overall efficiency. That’s why we’re excited to announce that PHP 8.2 is now available on our Managed WordPress hosting with KINSTA. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the benefits of PHP 8.2, how to upgrade, and why it’s essential for your WordPress site’s success.

What is PHP 8.2 and Why Should You Care?

PHP 8.2 is the latest iteration of the popular scripting language used by millions of websites globally, including WordPress. This new version comes packed with numerous performance improvements, security enhancements, and new features that can dramatically improve your website’s speed and overall efficiency.

Here are some of the key benefits of upgrading to PHP 8.2:

  1. Improved Performance

PHP 8.2 boasts significant performance enhancements compared to previous versions. This means that your WordPress site can load faster, providing a better user experience for your visitors. Faster load times also contribute to improved SEO, as search engines like Google prioritize websites that perform well.

  1. Enhanced Security

Security is always a top priority when it comes to your website. PHP 8.2 brings increased protection against vulnerabilities, ensuring your site stays safe and secure. By updating to the latest version, you can stay ahead of potential threats and keep your data protected.

  1. New and Exciting Features

PHP 8.2 introduces several new language features and improvements that can help streamline your codebase and provide a better development experience. Some notable additions include:

  • Enumerations: A new way to define a set of named values, making your code more expressive and less error-prone.
  • Readonly Properties: Allows you to create properties that can only be set once, improving immutability and reducing potential bugs.
  • Improved Pattern Matching: The new “match” expression simplifies complex conditional structures and makes your code more readable.

How to Upgrade to PHP 8.2 on GWS Managed WordPress Hosting with KINSTA

Upgrading to PHP 8.2 with GWS and KINSTA is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to give your WordPress site the performance boost it deserves:

  1. Log in to your KINSTA dashboard.
  2. Navigate to your site’s “Tools” page.
  3. Under the “PHP Engine” section, select “PHP 8.2” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click on “Change PHP version” to apply the changes.

Before upgrading, we recommend thoroughly testing your website with PHP 8.2 on a staging environment to ensure compatibility with your themes and plugins. If you need assistance or have any questions, our support team is always here to help.


At GWS, we’re committed to keeping our infrastructure up to date, secure, and performant. By offering PHP 8.2 on our Managed WordPress hosting with KINSTA, we empower our customers to take full advantage of the latest technology that can help them succeed online. Don’t wait any longer – upgrade to PHP 8.2 today and supercharge your WordPress site!

Get in touch with us now to upgrade your wordpress experience to PHP 8.2 and stay at the top of your game ! >>

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