Speed up your site with PHP7

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Prep your site for PHP 7 and double it’s speed!

There’s a great deal of buzz around PHP 7. As the next major version of PHP–the most popular web development language in the world–it promises serious performance gains, drastically reduced memory consumption, improved security, and more. Results show that with PHP 7, WordPress sites are more than twice as fast–according to WP Engine testing.

In non geeky terms, make sure to upgrade your site to PHP7 in 2016, however make sure your website and plugins are fully compatible with the new standard. Contact us should you require assistance.

Here’s some tech info regarding the difference of coding your website in both PHP versions:

PHP 5.5php7-graph1

Transactions:              4354 hits
Availability:              100.00 %
Elapsed time:              299.64 secs
Data transferred:          17.23 MB
Response time:             1.21 secs
Transaction rate:          14.53 trans/sec
Throughput:                0.06 MB/sec
Concurrency:               17.59
Successful transactions:   4354
Failed transactions:       0
Longest transaction:       2.04
Shortest transaction:      0.12


Transactions:              11333 hits
Availability:              100.00 %
Elapsed time:              299.38 secs
Data transferred:          44.84 MB
Response time:             0.16 secs
Transaction rate:          37.85 trans/sec
Throughput:                0.15 MB/sec
Concurrency:               6.16
Successful transactions:   11333
Failed transactions:       0
Longest transaction:       0.77
Shortest transaction:      0.02

This install was populated with dummy data from WP Engine testing, used Twenty Fifteen for its theme and had Yoast SEO, Contact Form 7, and WordPress Importer active.

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