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The Dramatic Performance Increase Of PHP 7

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.

Thanks to this PHP 7 Infographic from Zend, we can get a better idea of the performance you care about; the performance of the software applications you use like WordPress, Magento, Drupal and SugarCRM.

PHP 7 Increased Performance:

*WordPress – PHP 7 can perform over 95% more requests per second than PHP 5.6.

*Drupal – Drupal 8 runs 72% faster on PHP 7 and can perform over 73% more requests per second than PHP 5.6.

*Magento – Can run over 68% more requests per second with PHP 7 compared to PHP 5.6.

*SugarCRM – PHP 7 can process well over twice as many requests per second compared to PHP 5.6

*Laravel & Zend Framework – On these PHP frameworks, PHP 7 processes over 70% and over 95% respectively per second compared to PHP 5.6.

Please note that while PHP 7 Hosting is available on our Turbo servers, we cannot guarantee compatibility with these applications or any other applications as PHP 7 was just released for beta. PHP 7 is scheduled for a November 2015 release however.

About Brad Litwin

Brad Litwin is the Marketing Manager for A2 Hosting. He has been with the company since 2007. His specialties include affiliate marketing, content writing and SEO. In his spare time he enjoys running and reading.

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