PHP 7 on his way

PHP 7 on his way

Web Stuff 16.09.2015 1230

PHP 7 will be soon available and the benchmarks are promising!

The official benchmarks are impressive: most real world applications running on PHP 5.6 will run at least twice as fast on PHP 7. For detailed performance benchmarks, have a look at Rasmus Lerdorf’s presentation at PHP Australia.


Maybe thanks to PHP 7 Wordpress is finally fast. ;)

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

Alone the speed improvement is just so exciting that we will be ready when PHP 7 is ready!

Comment(s) (3)

  • avatar Jerome

    Not long to go for PHP 7:

    19.10.2015 0 Reply
  • avatar Jerome

    They changed the release dates but it will be available soon.

    Imagen if PHP 7 doubles the speed for WordPress what does PHP 7 to software that is already fast. ;)

    21.11.2015 0 Reply
  • avatar Jerome

    PHP 7 is now available and can be used for live servers. However if you don't know how to handle problems that can and probablly will apear you should wait another Month or two until it has been tested thoroughly.

    15.12.2015 0 Reply

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