PHP 8.1 is now available in Beach and Local Beach. Given the new features it provides and the improved overall performance, it is really worth trying it out.

How to use it in Beach

For your instance switch the PHP version to use and deploy again:

Selecting the PHP version for an instance in Flownative Beach

How to use it in Local Beach

Simply change the version to use in .localbeach.dist.yaml:


and (re-)start your project.

Important changes

PHP 8.1 itself brings a number of features and a few incompatible changes. You should check out the dedicated PHP 8.1 page, changelog and migration guide if you want to upgrade your project.