PHP 7 is here!

PHP 7 is here!
December 9, 2015 GB

The long-awaited release of PHP7 is finally here!

PHP 7 is a major milestone in the evolution of the PHP platform and brings with it large performance gains and improved resource efficiency.

This post on the Digital Ocean blog gives a great summary of what’s new and changed in PHP7.

Our Managed Cloud VPS customers can start using PHP 7 right away, it’s available immediately (alongside 5.6) to use with your WordPress installations. Just open a support ticket if you would like us to switch any of your Managed Cloud VPS WordPress installations over to PHP7.

In our initial tests with the release version of PHP7 on an Ubuntu Cloud VPS, we get ~40% page load reduction on WP Admin pages.