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The Definitive PHP 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, and 8.1 Benchmarks (2022)

We tested the performance of 14 PHP platforms (WordPress, Drupal, Laravel) on 5 PHP versions (7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1). And PHP 8.1 won!
Reading time
23 min read
Publish date
February 14, 2022

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What’s New in PHP 8.1: Features, Changes, Improvements, and More

Explore what's new in PHP 8.1. From PHP 8.1's new features and performance enhancements to changes and deprecations, we cover them all!
Reading time
38 min read
Publish date
August 30, 2021

What’s New in Laravel 9: A Deep Dive Into the Latest Major Release

Laravel 9 comes with new key features. Find out what to expect and learn how to upgrade to Laravel 9, install, and develop with it.
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7 min read
Publish date
August 23, 2021

What’s New in PHP 8 (Features, Improvements, and the JIT Compiler)

PHP 8 is expected to be released on December 03, 2020. It will bring new features, deprecations, and performance boost. Check what's new in PHP 8!
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30 min read
Publish date
May 25, 2020

What’s New in PHP 7.4 (Features, Deprecations, Speed)

PHP 7.4 is coming with new features, deprecations, and a boost in performance. Check this in-depth overview of what's new in PHP 7.4!
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18 min read
Publish date
June 17, 2019

What’s New in WordPress 5.1 (Moving PHP Forward)

Learn what's new in WordPress 5.1! There are some great new features including PHP checks and improved Gutenberg block editor performance.
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7 min read
Publish date
March 7, 2019

Is PHP Dead? No! At Least Not According to PHP Usage Statistics

Is PHP dead? In this post, we try to answer that question by taking a look at some of the data on PHP usage statistics. Spoiler - PHP is not dead.
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6 min read
Publish date
November 23, 2018

How to Update the PHP Version of Your WordPress Site (Why You Should)

PHP 5.6 through 7.1 are no longer supported. Follow our in-depth guide on how to update PHP in WordPress without breaking anything.
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11 min read
Publish date
June 1, 2018

What’s New in PHP 7.2 (Now Available)

PHP 7.2 is now available at Kinsta with new features, functions, and improvements that will allow us to write better code. Check out the changes.
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9 min read
Publish date
December 4, 2017

Why You Should Be Using Supported PHP Versions

Supported PHP versions (especially PHP 7 and higher) offer security enhancements, performance benefits, and all around better developer features.
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15 min read
Publish date
March 16, 2017

What’s New in PHP 7.1.0

After the major release of PHP 7, PHP 7.1.0 is now focusing on core language features that will help all of us write better code, such as nullable…
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5 min read
Publish date
November 24, 2016

10 Things Not to Do in PHP 7

With PHP 7 it's time to shed some of our bad habits. Let's take a look at some bad habits to get rid of as we switch to PHP 7.
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6 min read
Publish date
November 9, 2015