‘PHP’ – The Internet regards it as one of the most beloved programming languages that remain the topic of debate among the programming peers and new-age developers. Some say, more than 50% of websites are running on it, while some say, more than 80% of websites are running. While everyone has their share in contributing to the complete analysis of the PHP’s worth, no one can deny its utter importance and reliability to build flawless web applications, knowing the fact that PHP runs many critically acclaimed developing platforms like WordPress, Drupal, Magento and, many more.
PHP is among us, and it is getting love from its community for a reason. We are now looking head-to-head at PHP 7, which has got a complete makeover to power websites. From websites to the cloud, it has everything to boost the performance of the web applications.
Since the introduction of PHP 7, Magento website developers are on cloud nine. They have steadily been forming their opinions about the language.
“Magento 1 is not officially compatible with PHP 7, but it’s easy enough to patch it and is well worth it. PHP 7 constantly gives double the performance of PHP 5.6, with all other things (MySQL, OpCache setup, hardware, etc.) being the same.
If you calculate the exact hardware upgrade, you would need to get that kind of performance with PHP 5.6 on any specific store, and the cost of it, you’ll get a healthy appreciation of the sort of upgrade PHP 7 is on any project.
What’s more critical, PHP 7 improves performance everywhere, including the worst-case scenarios, while other technologies, like caches (Varnish, Redis, etc.),only enhance the best-case scenario. And it works on a completely different level, so you can combine all of that to get a fast Magento store.”
– Ivan Curdinjakovic, Developer.
PHP 7 offers new exclusive features like input type hints and return type declarations, as well as the null, coalesce operator. It prevents the application to remain safe from unwanted bugs and security holes. Hence, there are many reasons why the Magento e-commerce development sector has warmly welcomed the launch of PHP 7 and its updates like a treat!
PHP world has given pure delight to developers as they are enjoying their work much more than ever due to the convenience they are having while handling projects.
Advantages of PHP7 that Magento developers love to work;
- Performance improvement.
- Handling fatal and catchable errors.
- Accurate type declarations.
- Null coalescing operators.
As the years go by and we are presented with more and more features and updates to the newer versions of the language, Magento and PHP have become close collaborators and participants in pushing the global economy forward digitally. E-commerce has become a norm and these two are to be given their fair share of credit for it.