Since the release of Microsoft’s Vista version, the company has been supporting PHP. There is currently support and development for versions 7.3 and 7.4, with the company helping to develop PHP 7.2 security fixes. But from PHP 8 onwards, support for Windows stops.
The Dale Hirt, project manager of PHP on Microsoft, said:
We know that the current growth rate is 2 years from the release for bug fixes and 1 year after that for security fixes. This means that PHP 7.2 will stop being supported from November this year. PHP 7.3 will only be operational from November. PHP 7.4 will continue to have one more year of bug fix support and then one year of security fixes.
We are committed to maintaining the development and creation of PHP in Windows in versions 7.2, 7.4, and 7.4 as long as they are officially supported. However, we are not going to support PHP for Windows in any way from version 8.0 onwards.
If you want to run PHP on Windows after the support expires, you will need to use Linux via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).