More than 83% of the world’s websites are powered by PHP.
Is your website running on PHP-enabled CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or Magento? Then this might be essential to you.
In your account cPanel, there is an option to choose between using PHP 5 or PHP 7 to power your website. So which one should you use?
PHP 7 is the most important upgrade for PHP since the release of PHP 5 in 2004, bringing much better performance improvements and drastically reduced memory consumption.
By selecting PHP 7 as the default PHP version of your account, your PHP-powered website could see up to 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption than PHP 5.6, allowing you to serve more concurrent users without adding any hardware.
We recommend switching to PHP 7, however, some users might encounter backward compatibility issues if their website is running on older scripts or apps running. In case of errors, please upgrade your apps, scripts or plugins to its latest versions. If that is not available, then the only solution is to revert back to PHP 5.6.
To learn how to change your PHP version, click here.