PHP is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML which is why most of the Content Management Systems like WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla etc use PHP. It is not just limited to such site, but a lot of Opensource applications like SugarCRM, osTickets, etc use PHP for their application. TD Web Services provides over 1 Click 400+ PHP Based Applications/scripts within our Business Hosting.
Why Upgrade to PHP 7.2?
1. It’s Crazy Fast
Stats! Stats! Stats! will give us tangible results. Just don’t take our word for it. PHP Performance tests were done on a Tyan 2U server with AMD EPYC 7601 processor and running Ubuntu 17.10 with the Linux 4.13 kernel.
2. More control over type declarations
PHP doesn’t require you to declare your variable type, it takes it automatically. This helps to code faster but also results in errors; because it doesn’t always catch if you’re mixing things up. With PHP 7, you can override the assumptions and declare your own variable with some super useful new techniques, giving you more control and cleaner code.
3. Better Error Handling
All PHP developers dread White Screen of Death. Previously PHP will stop working as soon as it encounters an error. With PHP 7 it enable you to write exceptions for some of the errors and catch those exceptions. This will not allow the script to shut itself down. Your website or application will keep on working.
4. Many Other Features
There are a lot of other features, like support for emoji’s, new operators, better security with CSPRNG (basically using OS’s Random Number Generator – used for Salting of passwords).