Category: PHP

PHP   How to Manage Dependencies in PHP Using Composer
  • October 22, 2019
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When working with PHP, you’re going to have to manage your dependencies. As your project develops, however, the number of dependencies you are using is likely to grow. If you are managing them manually, this can quickly become overwhelming. As such, it’s important to employ a system that enables you to work more efficiently. Composer, …

PHP   PHP 7.4: Why It Will Be Worth the Effort to Update
  • October 10, 2019
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Over the years, the PHP programming language has become one of the most popular methods for building dynamic web applications. In November, we will see the release of version 7.4. It’s important to understand in advance the changes this update will bring. Fortunately, there are several new features in PHP 7.4 that you can expect …

PHP   CodeIgniter: How To Build Dynamic Sites With PHP Framework
  • August 05, 2019
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There are many different ways to build a website. A lot of people opt for the ease of use of a Content Management System (CMS), which can be an excellent option. If you are looking to create a truly dynamic website, however, you may need to dig deeper into the web development world.  One way …

PHP   What’s New in PHP 7.3?
  • February 08, 2019
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The release of PHP 7.0 bought with it numerous features, vastly improving the performance and security of PHP applications. Since they’re known for frequent updates, however, it comes as no surprise that the core PHP maintenance team had even more up their sleeves. December 6th, 2018 saw the launch of PHP 7.3 – the most …

PHP   WordPress   How to Update Your WordPress Website to PHP 7
  • June 13, 2017
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Hypertext Preprocessor, or PHP is a widely used server-side scripting language that is at the forefront of web development. In fact, around 80% of websites – whose programming languages we know – use PHP. The problem is, most of them are still using deprecated versions even though PHP 7 has been around since 2015. Imagine …

Development   PHP   What Are ASP.NET and PHP (And How Do They Compare)?
  • May 09, 2017
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Choosing the right programming language or framework for your next project is always complicated. Ask a dozen developers for their opinion and chances are you’ll get a dozen different answers, which brings us to one of the most heated debates in the field – which is better, ASP.NET or PHP? As with most similar questions, …

News   PHP   Security   WordPress   Now Offering PHP 7 And HTTPS Support Out Of The Box, Meeting New WordPress Hosting Recommendations
  • February 28, 2017
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A few weeks ago we published a WordPress infographic showing the staggering growth of the platform. One of the key statistics in the infographic is that over 11% off all WordPress sites are hosting their sites in the newly recommended PHP 7 and HTTPS WordPress Hosting environment. A2 Hosting is excited to announce that we …

Drupal   Magento   PHP   The Dramatic Performance Increase Of PHP 7
  • July 14, 2015
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In previous blog posts, including our comparison of HHVM vs PHPNG, we talk about how PHP 7 typically beats HHVM by up to 20% and it is up to 100% faster than PHP 5.6 (even though we do need to run our own performance comparisons here at A2 Hosting). These numbers are definitely provide a nice broad overview of the dramatic performance boost and memory efficiency enhancements offered by PHP 7.

  • July 14, 2015
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If you are not a developer, you probably aren’t familiar with HHVM and PHPNG. If you’re hosting your site with A2 Hosting though, it’s more than likely your site is powered by PHP. The beta version of PHP 7 was just released on Friday so it doesn’t hurt to learn how this new version of PHP can dramatically increase the performance of your site. First we need to step back about 7 years and look at another project called HHVM to get a better idea of the direction of PHP 7 and why PHP developers focused on certain features in this version.

PHP   PHP 7 – What’s New & The Nitty Gritty Technical Details
  • July 14, 2015
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As you may have read on our June 29th blog post, the alpha version of PHP 7 was released. Since that post was published, PHP released the first beta version of PHP. We know that PHP 7 has a clear cut focus on performance. Let’s look at some of the contributing elements to those performance improvements and the other enhancements included with PHP 7.

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