Laravel Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on April 18, 2024

Laravel is an open-source PHP-based web framework used for authentication, routing, and HTML templating. It is primarily used for developing web applications following the Model View Controller (MVC), which is used to implement user interfaces, data, and controlling logic.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

Laravel 11
2 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 March 2024)
Ends in 1 year and 3 months
(3 September 2025)
Ends in 1 year and 9 months
(12 March 2026)
Laravel 10
1 year and 3 months ago
(14 February 2023)
Ends in 2 months and 4 days
(6 August 2024)
Ends in 8 months and 2 days
(4 February 2025)
Laravel 9
2 years and 3 months ago
(8 February 2022)
Ended 9 months and 3 weeks ago
(8 August 2023)
Ended 3 months and 3 weeks ago
(6 February 2024)
Laravel 8
3 years and 8 months ago
(8 September 2020)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(26 July 2022)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(24 January 2023)
Laravel 7
4 years and 2 months ago
(3 March 2020)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(6 October 2020)
Ended 3 years and 2 months ago
(3 March 2021)
Laravel 6 (LTS)
4 years and 8 months ago
(3 September 2019)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(25 January 2022)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(6 September 2022)
Laravel 5.8
5 years and 3 months ago
(26 February 2019)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(26 August 2019)
Ended 4 years and 3 months ago
(26 February 2020)
Laravel 5.5 (LTS)
6 years and 9 months ago
(30 August 2017)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(30 August 2019)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(30 August 2020)

Laravel is offered as a framework, which is denoted as “Laravel/Framework“, and as an application, denoted as “Laravel/Laravel“. The former is a framework, whereas the latter is known as an application, which is basically the skeleton application you get when you create a new project. This page only tracks Laravel Framework and not the starter app.

The Laravel Framework is offered as both Long Term Servicing (LTS) and regular releases. The LTS channel actively supports a Laravel version for 2 years during which it receives bug fixes and security patches, and then shifts to the security support phase, which lasts another 1 year (total support for 3 years).

The regular releases receive bug fixes and security patches for 6 months only and then are supported for another 6 months during which they only receive security updates.

As Laravel is powered by PHP, all Laravel versions do not support all PHP versions. The table below shows which PHP versions are supported on which Laravel versions:

Laravel Version Supported PHP Version
10 8.1-8.2
9 8.0-8.2
8 7.3-8.1
7 7.2-8.0
6 7.2-8.0
5.8 7.1-7.3
5.5 7.0-7.1