No, Laravel 8 has a minimum PHP version requirement of php 7.3, as stated in the server requirements. However, if you are downgrading from higher version of laravel then you have some works todo.
SQLSTATE[42S01]: Base table or view already exists: 1050 Table 'xxxx' already exists. This error comes up when you try to run the migration when the table already exists in the database.
If you require the ability to create an email link that, when clicked, will open a new email window (using the default email program) with the necessary fields pre-populated, such as To, CC, Bcc, Subject, and Body then you can use "mailto" feature.
You can set headers conditionally if certain word present in the URL using .htaccess. This can be completed by using the Header directive and the "IF" conditional directive.
Named arguments is a feature introduced in PHP 8 that allows developers to pass arguments to functions or methods by specifying their names explicitly, instead of relying on their position. This makes it easier to understand the code and prevents errors that may occur when the order of the arguments changes.
To split/archive files into a zip file with multiple parts of same size, you can use file compression software such as WinZip or 7-Zip. You can use the "zip" command to do the same in Linux.
By default, if a user fails to log in five times within one minute, they will receive the error message "Too many login attempts. Please try again in X seconds." This restriction is lifted after X seconds, which is set to 60 by default. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to clear this timeout restriction in the local environment.