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Old 21-04-2017, 18:16   #16
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Re: Does PHP7 really speed up the Internet??

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"You may receive a faster user experience using certain sites.
Yep, thats about the size of it.
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Re: Does PHP7 really speed up the Internet??

Well, all the existing literature seems to bear out that it is faster than 5.x. Apparently, anyone accustomed to PHP 5 will notice the steep improvements made for PHP 7. PHP 7 directly interprets and executes code on the server using the standard PHP interpreter, which is free for everyone. Anyone who is a beginner at this, i stumbled upon this https://www.1and1.co.uk/digitalguide...-the-internet/ that summarises how PHP7 speeds up the internet. I found the language used easy to read and not too technical.
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Re: Does PHP7 really speed up the Internet??

I think steep improvements is over stating it somewhat, though of course it depends on how fast the site is on php 5. It also depends on the use of the opcache, something that article fails to mention at all.

The page generation values on CF are faster, but most people probably wont notice the difference as its less than a second faster in most cases - the speed of the connection, and how fast your browser renders the page, are more significant, and havent changed.
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Re: Does PHP7 really speed up the Internet??

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Well, all the existing literature seems to bear out that it is faster than 5.x. Apparently, anyone accustomed to PHP 5 will notice the steep improvements made for PHP 7. PHP 7 directly interprets and executes code on the server using the standard PHP interpreter, which is free for everyone. Anyone who is a beginner at this, i stumbled upon this https://www.1and1.co.uk/digitalguide...-the-internet/ that summarises how PHP7 speeds up the internet. I found the language used easy to read and not too technical.
PHP7 will have minimal effect on end users, pages will render quicker but in real times we are only talking about milliseconds.

No big deal.
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Re: Does PHP7 really speed up the Internet??

Web developers/server admins who run huge websites with millions of visitors a day are the kind of people who would shout about the differences between PHP 5 and 7 speeds as if they mean something as it determines specs of machines or their cluster size.

For the average Jo, they won't notice the difference at all.

Using a car analogy...only a few people bother making a tweak to their cars to get an extra 2 or 3 bhp/break horse power and even less people will notice or appreciate that extra speed.

The moral of the story is web pages are cars or something.

It's a small part of the big picture. Say a site uses Node and loads that from a different website than the one you are visiting, that will likely make the page load faster than upgrading your php version. THat is why many websites grab many parts of a page from many domains and sub domains generally. Not many people would think of upgrading PHP to version 7 for the speed increase.
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