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PHP is the most popular programming language right now for creating websites on the internet. Almost 80% of websites and ecommerce solutions are based on PHP technology and it is the most reliable programming language that is used to create reliable web applications.
Magento, meanwhile, is the most popular framework for developing ecommerce websites. Magento offers many advanced features like Inventory management, SEO management, Payment Gateway integration, product management, and mobile friendly interface, etc., which makes it the most popular framework for creating ecommerce sites.
If you want to work with Magento, then you need to know how to write codes in PHP language.
Accelerate Your Online Store With PHP 7
PHP 7 was launched recently and is the next stable version after PHP 5.6. The 6th version of PHP was only a test version which never reached the final release. It was not created for production purpose and therefore to avoid confusion PHP 7 was launched by PHP developers.
PHP has been fully reformed in PHP 7 and has the capability to power internet sites with a number of stunning improvements. This version has everything required to support all websites based on PHP technology.
Popular CMS systems like WordPress, Drupal, and Magento etc., depend on this system, but Magento gets the maximum benefits from all the new features of the newly launched PHP 7.
PHP 7 delivers a truly revolutionary performance and 50% better memory consumption that allows your website to speed up without any extra hardware. It also runs dynamic elements on a website, supports new ways of programming, new programming constructs, and can improve development productivity thanks to the extra features supported by PHP 7.
The response time of any given request is much faster, with category pages taking a quarter of the time to load compared to previous PHP versions.
While other factors are involved, PHP 7 provides about twice the speed on Magento 2 and approximately 4 times the speed on Magento 1.
Major Impacts of PHP 7 Are
- Huge performance improvements
- Reduced memory consumptions
- Active maintenance
- Security fixing
- Decrease in page load times
- Improved response time
- Enhanced developer productivity
- Up-to-date with new code
Now your web server will spend a quarter of the usual time it takes to serve pages. It has two benefits: firstly, it will reach your customer faster and also the number of requests that can be served at any given time has also increased.
PHP 7 – The next big thing for Magento
It is expected that the growth of Magento development will be a lot easier as well as quicker with PHP 7 which will provide two times faster performance on applications than its earlier versions. Many Magento developers have already taken into consideration: exact type affirmations, null integrating drivers and far better error handling.
For web applications that have safety as their top priority, PHP 7 is the most effective platform that remains safe from undesirable bugs and security breaches.
PHP has been successful in drawing all the attention and interest of Magento designers, although it is not suitable with the extensively used earlier version of Magento. This is due to the fact that PHP 7 can easily cover for compatibility, therefore, allows for advanced web growth with Magento.
Using PHP 7, one can easily make their e-store built on Magento 1 to function with all the important things like MySQL, OpCache arrangement, and equipment coinciding etc. The most horrible of scenarios can be solved with the help of this new platform. It has so many features that allow developers to create a greater and much faster Magento stores.
As technology evolves, future versions of PHP and Magento will evolve as well. With Magento 2.0 and PHP 7, we can create ecommerce websites that are fast, secure, and reliable. Although there are some compatibility issues in PHP 7 with previous versions of Magento, they will be sorted out through patches or codes. Hence, it is a possibility that in the coming future for most ecommerce websites, PHP 7 and Magento will be used. Also, large web applications will be built using Magento 2 and PHP 7 for their immense benefits.
James Gibson is working as a professional in Designs2HTML – PSD to Magento company and loves to write about web development related articles. He has written many widely read and appreciated articles on HTML, CSS, WordPress, Magento etc.