PHP 7 has been a major release of PHP for a while and is a big leap forward in terms of features and performance. The last major release of PHP was in 2004 with PHP 5. Hence, as one might expect, PHP 7 has a great many new features and improvements. A website built in PHP 7 will also perform much better and have faster loading times. All most all the open source frameworks like Laravel, Zend Framework, Cake PHP, etc. have released new versions to support PHP 7. In addition to which even the open source software like WordPress, Joomla, etc. have also new versions to take advantage of the splendid new features of PHP 7 which are also a performance booster.
Features of PHP 7 in brief
- PHP 7 has improved performance due to PHPNG code merge as a result of which it is twice as times faster.
- Improved PHP 7 can handle memory consumption up to 30 to 50 percent.
- It is now possible to enforce the return types
- HGV, Chassis Vagrant and VVV support coders test their code locally.
- There is improved support for 64-bit architecture.
- The exception handling has improved with many fatal errors being now handled via exceptions.
- The random number generator API has been made more secure.
- It makes use of a new Zend Engine (Version 3.0) which is a major performance booster.
- PHP 7compatibility checker plugin will inform wordpress owners to upgrade the plugin or theme according to PHP 7.
- You can also check these plugins on non-WP sites to test your projects.
Advantages of developing websites in PHP 7
So, why PHP developers in India are recommending PHP 7? Read below to know the reason.
- PHP 7 is a new version of PHP 7. This is a special release in many ways. Besides being a major release of PHP since more than 10 years, the entire code has been written from the ground up with nothing being carried forward from the previous versions. However, PHP 7 supports PHP 5.6.
- This version of PHP 7 is highly optimized for the developers. It is a major speed and performance booster.
- Drupal 7 that has been built using PHP 7 is twice as fast compared to the PHP 5.6 one.
- WordPress too shows a major performance boost and is twice as fast with PHP 7.
Web Development with PHP 7
Alakmalak is a php web development company from India, offering services since 2006. We are involved in developing many types of websites, like basic website design and development and even more advanced web design and development. Our creative web designers are well experienced in designing stunning designs.
We have a strong team of Web Developers who are highly skilled and certified and even have the experience to prove their skills. Alakmalak has a state of the art facility and good infrastructure that our developers use to the maximum. We assure our products are delivered timely and are of good quality since we have a great deal of resources at the disposal of our developers. Our high client retention ration says a lot about our work.