PHP 7 is the first significant version update to PHP in several years. As always, we want you to benefit the latest software versions.
So what makes PHP 7 so special?
The official benchmarks are impressive: most real-world applications running on PHP 5.6 will run at least twice as fast on PHP 7.
Your apps see up to 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption than PHP 5.6, allowing you to serve more concurrent users without adding any hardware. Designed and refactored for today’s workloads, PHP 7 is the ultimate choice for web developers today.
For detailed performance benchmarks, have a look at Rasmus Lerdorf’s presentation at PHP Australia. (You can use the arrow keys to navigate through the slides.)
Here are some WordPress benchmarks from that presentation:
PHP 7 handles more than twice as many requests per second, which in practical terms will represent a 100% improvement in performance for WordPress websites.
New accounts are setup with PHP 7 as default PHP version
New ChemiCloud accounts are set up with PHP 7 as default PHP version.
Existing accounts are recommended to do the switch manually
We highly recommend to all existing users, who have not yet switched to PHP 7, to test your applications and enable PHP 7 for your site.
In case you have any issues or questions, feel free to open a chat or a ticket with our Support team.
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