PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open-source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

PHP pages contain HTML with an embedded code that does something instead of lots of commands to output HTML as seen in C or Perl.

Eighty percent of the web is powered by PHP. Popular websites powered by PHP include,,, and more. Surprisingly more than 88 percent of these PHP-based websites are using PHP 5.6. 5.6 will stop receiving security updates in 2019.

Embrace the upgrade from 5.6 to 7 early. There are many benefits!

Let’s start with Ecommerce on PHP 7. You can run up to 3x the Magento transactions on the same hardware. That will make your execution time more than twice as fast compared to PHP 5.6 and have 30 percent lower memory consumption.

Content management system (CMS) Drupal 8 runs 72 percent faster with PHP 7 while WordPress CMS also needs fewer servers to serve the same amount of users as PHP 7.

Software frameworks are made even more efficient with PHP 7. Laravel on PHP 7 serves 70% more requests per second than Laravel on PHP 5.6, and Zend Framework on PHP 7 serves 95% more requests per second than on PHP 5.6. This makes it even quicker for developers to build applications and requires less server space to do so.

Vervocity Interactive’s team is always looking to increase efficiency and improve our product. We have embraced working with PHP 7, so ask us what we can do for you. Contact Vervocity website development team at (217) 222-1451.