Magento 2: PHP 7.0 / 7.1

Here at DX3Webs we focus on providing the best hardware setup giving you the ideal platform to meet your needs.  With a focus on the speed of your site our servers are high specification to enable a quick responsive experience for the end user.  Carefully chosen hardware can only do so much, and it must be paired with the correct software to get the most out of it.  Magento 2, at time of writing, fully supports PHP 7.0 and 7.1., here we look into why you should be giving serious consideration into migrating.

author Colin Viebrock, amendements Stuart Bird

With the release of PHP 7, not only did the new version offer increased security over PHP 5.6 there was one other significant improvment, speed. The release of PHP 7 was a very impressive one resulting in various tests an improvement factor of nearly double the performance of PHP 5.6 in Magento. PHP 7.1 although not doubling performance again, does offer yet another remarkable increase.

In the example below Kinsta used free Luma theme, Magento 2.1.11 to run PHP 5.6* and Magento 2.2.2 running PHP 7.0 and 7.1.

*PHP 5.6 is not compatable with Magento 2.2.2

Img src: Kinsta

The graph clearly shows the impressive gains to be had from migrating to the newer versions of PHP. PHP 5.6 benchmarked at 10.75 requests per second but PHP 7.0 scored 20.87 requests per second. That is very nearly double the performance from simply updating to the newer version. PHP 7.1 did not manage to double the performance again at 29.84 requests per second but it does represent nearly three times the performance of PHP 5.6 while nearly a third more than PHP 7.0. Again a very impressive and consistent performance gain throughout the various iterations.

Magento PHP 7 Speed

Switching to PHP 7.1 on DX3Webs

For all our customers Migrating your PHP couldn’t be easier, simply raise a ticket and we will do all the work for you.