TRACT‬ will be updating PHP on our shared hosting servers in September 2015. PHP will be upgraded from 5.4.x to 5.5.x and we need you guys to ensure sites are compatible: PHP release history

Why Update PHP? There are quite a number of compelling reasons to upgrade PHP, the major ones focusing on performance and security:

Bundled Opcode Cache
PHP 5.5 is the first version that bundles an opcode cache with PHP, this means there is also no need to also run APC.

PHP profiled the 5.4 release compared to 5.3 and found:

  • 7% more requests/second
  • 50% PHP memory reduction

PHP 5.5 offers more performance gains again.

New Features
Read through the list of new features, here are some neat things you are missing out on: PHP new features

Monday, August 3, 2015

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