PHP 7.0 & 7.1 Now Available On All Shared Bluebird Hosting Servers

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PHP 7 is now available as a stable production release and we are proud to announce that versions 7.0 & 7.1 are now available on all our hosting servers!

Why Should You Use PHP 7?
One of the main advantages of using PHP 7 is that it is much faster than any of the other PHP 5.x releases. The fact that PHP 7 provides opcode caching by default is the reason for the performance improvements provided by PHP 7.

Zend Technologies published some benchmarking tests that show that php7 is much faster than HHVM.

Some interesting facts:

  • One WordPress request on PHP 5.6 executes just under 100M CPU instructions, while PHP 7 only executes 25M to do the same job.
  • Drupal 8 runs 72% faster with PHP 7
  • With execution time more than twice as fast compared to PHP 5.6 and 30% lower memory consumption -
    servers running PHP 7 will be able to serve up to 3x as many requests as those running PHP 5.6.

How to Enable PHP7 on Bluebird Hosting servers?

To enable PHP 7 for one of your domains you can use the Select PHP Version  in your Directadmin Control Panel:

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