With the release of PHP 7.3 Alpha3 last week, it means that PHP 7.3 is coming into the phase of the feature freezing, no longer with new functionality, and subsequent versions of beta and RC will be repaired, until the official version is released in November 29th. From the presentUpdate descriptionLook, PHP 7.3 is not a new version of the main feature, but more bug repair. PHP 7.3 removes the support for BeOS, improves PHP GC, and achieves more flexible Heredoc and Nowdoc syntax.
PHP 7 was officially released in December 2015. After more than two years of development and iteration, its usage is rising, but it is still lagging behind the PHP 5 series.W3Techs.comThe latest statistical data are as follows:
The latest version of the PHP 5 series is PHP 5.6 released in 2014, and is currently the most widely used version. But in six months, PHP 5.6 will lose all official support. At that time, it may bring a surge of users to PHP 7.
As we all know, PHP 7 is two times faster than PHP 5.6. How about the performance of PHP 7.3? When Phoronix was released at PHP 7.3 Alpha1, a project was launched.Benchmarking. It is found that in commonly used PHPBench benchmark tests, PHP 7.3.0 Alpha 1 is about 7% faster than the current PHP 7.2 stable version, and is 22% faster than PHP 7.
When using Phoronix's own test suite, PHP 7.3 also performed well. In rendering test and data processing test, there is a marked improvement.
Which version of PHP are you using at the moment? Are there any plans to upgrade? Comments are welcome.