PHP 7 now available for use and testing!

We are very pleased to announce that PHP 7 is now installed and available for all customers! PHP 7 introduces many new features, performance improvements and full 64-bit support. Please keep in mind though that PHP 7 was just released to beta 1 status about a week ago (07-10-2015), this is not a production supported PHP release and may have many bugs and other stability issues.

We are adopting this new release so that users who rely on PHP for their application development can test their application to aid in future-proofing their code or just testing out new language features and syntax candy. Since this is a beta release, support for 3rd party extensions such as Ioncube, Zend Guard and Phalcon are not available.

Some of the new features include…

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information about PHP 7 and the beta 1 release, please read the PHP announcement –

We hope everyone enjoys the new release! If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please let us know.

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