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Florida-Based GlowHost Launches PHP7

Florida-Based GlowHost Launches PHP7
March 31
10:21 2016

STUART, FLORIDA – GlowHost announced this week the launch of PHP7: an advanced application delivery system designed to, according to the developers, “power everything from websites and mobile to enterprises and the cloud.”

According to its developers, PHP7 reflects some of the most pivotal changes to the platform since 2004. Among the key benefits of this new version is its speed. Performance benchmarks show an impressive 72% increase in speed running Drupal over previous versions, particularly when compared to PHP 5.6. WordPress also shows similar performance increases (near 75%) when running on PHP7 and Magento runs three times faster.

“We were particularly impressed with how various PHP frameworks performed under 7. It also tested well under a number of ecommerce platforms. We think this is going to translate into a noticeable increase in performance for our customers,” said GlowHost CEO Matthew Lundstrom.

Lundstrom went on to say that GlowHost currently offers eight versions of PHP, allowing developers the versatility to select the one that works best with their web apps.

“We also offer one of the most extensive PHP module libraries available on production servers today, including FFmpeg,” Lundstrom said.

According to the developers, PHP7 with Zend Engine 3.0 provides apps with up to 2x faster performance and 50% better memory consumption over PHP 5.6. The result is the ability to serve a greater number of concurrent users without the need to add more hardware.

“We have always had the distinction of being early adopters of new technologies at GlowHost and we are excited to see how well our customers benefit from the launch of PHP7,” Lundstrom said. “The benefits really are off the charts.”

Lundstrom went on to mention that the company’s commitment to early adoption has positioned GlowHost on a short list of providers that are currently able to offer PHP7 on all hosting packages. “If people migrate their sites and host them on GlowHost’s PHP7 platform they can see website performance increase by 70-80% compared to the 99% of other hosts still running PHP5,” he said.

Individuals and businesses that are interested in finding out more information about GlowHost web hosting services and the rollout of PHP7 are invited to contact the company at

Founded in 2002, GlowHost is an award-winning web host that provides highly reliable web hosting services at a fraction of the cost of other high-end managed service providers. GlowHost currently supplies tens of thousands of customers worldwide with dedicated servers located in 16 global datacenters and offers CDN services across 77 global POPs.   GlowHost is committed to customer satisfaction offering a 91-day money back guarantee, 100% network uptime SLA and 20 minute support response/resolution. GlowHost is an accredited member of the BBB with an A+ rating, consistently receiving the highest awards from 3rd party web hosting sites.

GlowHost hosting accounts come with more than 300 popular web apps, like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal which can be installed with just a few mouse-clicks. GlowHost offers managed hosting via dedicated servers and cloud clusters and can easily build reliable, custom infrastructure based on their client’s needs, utilizing hundreds of years of combined employee technical expertise.

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