Online English courses with certificate : We are pleased to announce -first in Greece- the immediate availability of PHP 7 in our Web Hosting packages.
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The current firmware version of PHP is PHP 5.6. After some disagreements , the code writing team decided to skip the PHP 6 name (which already existed as a parallel pilot project, which was abandoned) and switch to PHP 7 to avoid any confusion with the unpublished version.
New Zend Engine
The current PHP 5.X series uses Zend Engine II . PHP 7 has a brand new version of the machine that powers it and it is PHPNG (Next Generation) .
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The most important new feature of the PHPNG engine is the significant improvement of its performance, which provides up to twice the speed of code execution. This means even faster WordPress and Drupal websites (which already support PHP 7).
PHP7 double speed
New Space Ship and Null Coalescing operators
PHP 7 introduces two new operators, the Spaceship operator (<=>) which can be used for combined data comparisons, especially useful for sorting data .
PHP7 spaceship operator
and Null Coalescing (??) to check if something exists and if not found, to return a specified result.
PHP7 Null Coalescing Operator
Allows accurate Type Declarations
PHP 7 allows developers to improve the quality of their code by using return type declarations and introducing 4 new types of declarations for scalar types : int, float, string and bool , with which developers can better define the result they expect to be returned.
The new scalar types will also be supported by Type Hints so developers can force the type of parameters into their code.
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Facilitate Error handling
Dealing with fatal errors has never been easy for PHP developers. The new Engine Exceptions allow fatal errors to be replaced with exceptions, so that the code does not stop running.
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With PHP 7 you can use anonymous classes , which is a common practice in C # and Java and, if used properly, can speed up php code writing and execution.
PHP7 anonymous classes
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It was deemed necessary to remove outdated features, APIs and extensions. Details can be found here and here .
Along with PHP 7 , in our web hosting packages we also have PHP 5.6 for customers who need the latest stable PHP version of the 5.x series.