On December 2015, the much-awaited PHP 7 was released. With its new version of the Zend Engine, PHP 7.0 proved to be two times faster than PHP 5.6.
In PHP 7, code execution became faster and it requires only less number of servers to handle the same website traffic. In WordPress hosting, speed is a crucial requirement.
As a result, WordPress websites are now increasingly preferring PHP 7, as they can run with lesser CPU resources than that was required with PHP 5.x versions. (more…)