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Experiences of running Magento 1 on PHP 7

Experiences of running Magento 1 on PHP 7

By: Nitin Agarwal | on December 11th, 2017 | Web

It was in the late 2015 when the world got to explore the capabilities of PHP 7. Now, why are we specifically talking about 7? The reason is that PHP 7 is the newest version after PHP 5 made its debut in 2004.  The speed of the execution of PHP has significantly assisted in recommending the migration of sites to people across the globe. In the words of developers, PHP 7 has a pivotal role in boosting the performance.

It was in the late 2015 when the world got to explore the capabilities of PHP 7. Now, why are we specifically talking about 7? The reason is that PHP 7 is the newest version after PHP 5 made its debut in 2004.  The speed of the execution of PHP has significantly assisted in recommending the migration of sites to people across the globe. In the words of developers, PHP 7 has a pivotal role in boosting the performance.

Why to prefer PHP 7?

Well, there is not one but a number of reasons to persuade people to shift their focus to PHP 7. Though, Magento 1.x has not demonstrated compatibility with PHP 7 with success, developers are hopeful to mend the issue. Here are some of the reasons to prefer PHP 7 –
1.  After a thorough analysis by the experts, PHP 7 is one of incomparable choices, thanks to its super speed. The speed is almost double in contrast to that of the previous version.

2. Imagine the enhanced performance of PHP 5.6 given by PHP 7. The platforms of MySQL, hardware, OpCache setup etc work to enhance the performance everytime. Developers have experienced the positive enhancements in the worst cases when various other technological tools work better for the best case scenarios. The platform can efficiently help the store run faster by higher level performance.

3. The platform has made notable advancements when it comes to hints in the input type, Null Coalesce operator, and return type declarations. The improvements and upgrades have assisted in the prevention of security gaps and various bugs of a class. In addition to this, self-documentation of code is now in the realms of possibility.
The features PHP 7 boasts above are not utilized in Magento 2 version. Let’s face it – they are not even helping the extensions of 3rd party.
PHP 7, indeed brings tons of advantages that will, beyond a doubt, work in the long-term. Here are some of them –
1. A notable improvement in the performance
2. Capability to reduce critical errors
3. Accurate the null coalescing operators and type declarations
4. Assured enhancement in the security of the system

It has become quintessential for the world to switch to PHP 7 to exploit all the features of Magento and not just a couple of benefits.
Wildnet can assist you!
If you are wondering from where to begin, visit us! Developers at Wildnet are dedicatedly working to bring the platforms to an extent where they can exploit all the benefits. Everyday innovations are our fuel. We are striving to bring a positive change to the face of technology and that of the globe. For any queries on boosting the performance of Magento through PHP 7, write to us!
 
 
 
 
 

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Nitin Agarwal

About Nitin Agarwal

I've been serving Wildnet since 2006 and leads Wildnet’s Management Committee. It is extremely proud of what we have accomplished till now. The company has now grown to a strength of 350+ employees. Wildnet has 2 major Business facets: 1. PPC Support for Google Partners - PPC, SEO and SMO 2. Software Product Engineering (SPE) and Outsourced IT Services.

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