A Look at PHP 7

php7_logoPHP 7 is the most exciting change for PHP since PHP 5 was released just over ten years ago.  It makes structuring and powering webpages newly exciting.

PHP has been faster than most other dynamic languages, but with this newest update, the gap increased so that PHP 7 is nearly three times as fast as the nearest competitor. The performance improvements are spectacular, memory consumption has been considerably reduced, and new language features offer exciting possibilities for faster apps.

Because of the tremendous improvement in speed, another benefit is that it will take fewer servers to support the same amount of users. The refactored Zend Engine allows incredible performance boosts for applicants, with lower memory consumption.

PHP 7’s consistent 64-bit support provides for both native 64-bit integers and large files. This allows you more capability on a Windows system than in previous versions.

The update enables accurate type declarations and prevents unintended return values. This greatly enhances the quality of developers’ codes. Additionally this newest version initiates four new type declarations for scalar types: int, float, string, and bool. With these, the developers can specify what exactly they are looking to be returned.

The addition of anonymous classes can be utilized to speed up coding and execution. This is especially helpful when a class is just used once or when it does not require documentation. An anonymous class is the same as a traditional PHP class, just without a name.

An exciting new feature, Group Use Declarations, allows for multiple imports from the same namespace. This makes the code less wordy, cleaner, easier to read, and cuts down significantly on typing time.

In line with its intention to improve by cleaning up space, PHP 7 disposed of deprecated items and functionalities. In most cases, you won’t notice a difference as these were seldom used programs.  If you are curious about the exclusions, take a look in more detail here or here.

All of our hosting services include features such as PHP for a very reasonable price.

The Benefits of Minecraft Game Server Hosting

There are many benefits of renting a server to play Minecraft on instead of hosting it independently on your own computer. The game process takes up a significant amount of space on RAM, CPU, and bandwidth, not to mention the strain that multiple players will have on the speed of your internet connection. Odds are you will end up lagging and spending your time frustrated instead of enjoying the game with your friends.

minecraft-blockA Minecraft hosting server is built specifically to maintain that high activity, with fast internet connections and uptime improvements. This is a much less stressful option in comparison to owning your own Minecraft server host, which would require an extensive understanding of networking computers as well as having to leave your host computer turned on and connected to the internet at all times – which can lead to overheating and other complications.

Minecraft hosting servers are specifically built to support smooth gameplay and make your experience headache free.

Our game servers are affordable and have a 14 day money-back guarantee. All our servers have as standard features SSD-based RAID storage, multicraft Control Panel, unlimited storage, no overselling, unlimited slots and more!

While there is no limit on the amount of players who can join your server, we offer recommendations for the optimal number of members for each increment of RAM.  Each of these recommendations has been tested internally to ascertain the best performance level to support that amount of players.

We offer many benefits and options for optimizing your gaming experience.  The bottom line is that our Minecraft hosting server gives you a lag-free, headache-free, fast, and fun gameplay with your friends!

Mac Mini Dedicated Server

mac-mini-select-hero-201505Mac Mini Dedicated Server

With our dedicated Mac mini server packages you manage all of the software while the engineers at ASPnix maintain the networking and hardware. All of our Dedicated Mac mini servers are connected to the network at 1Gbps. Ordering your Mac mini dedicated server has never been so simple. There are no long term commitments, and you can cancel any time.

What are the email service settings required for my email client?

The following mail server settings apply to our shared Windows hosting and our VPS services. These settings will be required for remote 3rd party email clients such as; Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla ThunderBird, Apple Mail, Eudora etc..

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