We are pleased to announce that, after a lengthy and extensive testing process, Crazy Domains cPanel hosting now supports PHP 7.
This is part of our commitment to use only the latest technology and industry-leading standards in our hosting solutions. While prior versions of PHP will still be supported, the introduction of PHP 7 gives some important upgrades to developers who use our services.
If you would like to read a highly technical description of the new features introduced in PHP 7, we recommend the PHP documentation, which can be found here.
For a slightly less technical discussion of PHP 7, click here.
Here are some questions that might be troubling you.
1. Will my website still work?
Yes, it will. All the versions of PHP that we supported before are still available.
If you would like to migrate from an older version, we suggest this documentation.
2. What is PHP?
PHP is a scripting language that was designed for web development and is most often used for this purpose. It can also function as a general programming language. It helps people build dynamic websites – ones that have functionality beyond just displaying text and images.
3. I don't understand. What does all of this mean?
Programming languages are evolving constantly with the needs of the web. The newer versions can patch security holes, introduce new functions, and make things run faster. However, with existing server code, they sometimes create problems. That's why things needed to be tested a lot before we rolled out PHP 7 support.
This is only really important for web developers, though. If you have a site that's built with WordPress, any of the other applications that we offer, or with our Website or eShop Builder, you don't have to change anything. Just continue, safe in the knowledge that we're continuing in our efforts to be the best.
If you have any questions, please contact us.