Recently, one of our Laravel projects has been soft rejected because our script needs PHP 8 and the reviewer is suggesting us to make it PHP 7.3 compatible. He also said that, lots of the host only provides PHP 7 plus.
I’ve many servers which are providing PHP 8 version. I talked with my friends and some developers, they also have hosting with PHP 8. Even in my local machine the LAMPP is also PHP 8.
However, I tried to downgrade my LAMPP but unfortunately the apachefriend.org removed the 7.3 version because this is too much older. Then I visited the official PHP site they said PHP 7.3 is no longer supported and we should upgrade to the latest version to prevent security issues.
Moreover, the latest version of Laravel is requires PHP 8 version.
I don’t understand why Envato reviewers are using a deprecated version of PHP and why they are forcing people to use older script which might have security issues.
In this circumstance, what should we do now?