Significant changes to PHP have increased the performance of sites that use the language dramatically. In fact, it is estimated that PHP 7 offers a 100% improvement in performance speed over PHP 5.6. This major improvement in speed allows web developers to create sites that provide interesting and engaging interactive features that still respond to user input as quickly as modern web users have come to expect.
Another motivation for the development of PHP 7 is the need to develop scripting languages that run more efficiently. This demand is driven by two factors: the need to reduce costs and the need to reduce power consumption to protect the environment. Compared to PHP 5.6, PHP 7 places substantially reduced demands on servers, which makes it a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice, as comparatively less energy is needed to power servers running PHP 7 applications.
There are certain things that appears new in PHP 7, some are mention below;
- PHP#NG– the New Zend Engine for PHP 7
Currently, the PHP 5.X uses Zend Engine II which powerfully enhances the functionality of the PHP 5.x based websites and adds the extensible object model, providing performance boost to the language.
- Twice the speed of Previous Versions
One of the most undeniable and visible advantages of the new PHPNG engine is the improvement in performance. It also includes Just-In-Time (JIT) that provides the compilation done in run time – avoiding it to be done before the code execution.
- Simplifies Error Handling
For PHP coders (until now), handling catchable fatal and just fatal errors was never an easy task. The newest Engine Exceptions allows you to replace such errors, keeping exceptions. Just in case the exception remains undiscovered, PHP will to return to the same fatal errors as they have in the 5.x version.
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- 64-Bit Windows Systems Support
- Gives out Accurate Type Declarations
- Addition of Anonymous Classes
- Provides You with A lot of Space