PHP 7.2 is now available for your website

PHP 7.2 Hosting

PHP 7.2 has been officially released by the PHP team in November 2017 and is now available for all our customers to use on their website if they wish.

That means HelpingHost.com now offers PHP 7.2 Hosting.

PHP 7.2 contains many improvements and new features such as:

PHP 7.2

  • Convert numeric keys in object/array casts
  • Counting of non-countable objects
  • Object typehint
  • HashContext as Object
  • Argon2 in password hash
  • Improve TLS constants to sane values
  • Mcrypt extension removed
  • New sodium extension

If you want much more detail on what changed, please take a look here.

What does this new PHP version mean to your PHP apps such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or Magento?

We found a 10% speed improvement over PHP 7.1 and it is about three times as fast as PHP 5.6. Tests using the latest WordPress did not show any problems.
However, keep in mind that your WordPress plugins also need to be up2date to ensure compatibility with the latest PHP version.

Joomla 3.8 core seems to work as well with this latest PHP release.

Looking for PHP 7.2 Hosting? Give us a try!

Existing customers can change the PHP version used for their website from within the hosting control panel.
Each website can use its own PHP version.

If you feel your site has issues with PHP 7.2 you can also switch back to any older PHP version you like to use.