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Nexcess Publishes White Paper Revealing The Performance Benefits Of Magento 2 And PHP 7

April 11
09:50 2016

SOUTHFIELD, MI – Nexcess, a leading provider of performance-optimized Magento hosting, has announced the publication of Magento 2: Premium Performance With PHP and Varnish, a white paper that reports on the performance benefits of using the most recent version of the Magento eCommerce application with PHP 7 and the Varnish cache.

The report’s author, Miguel Balparda, Senior Magento Developer at Nexcess, carried out a detailed series of performance tests with multiple configurations of Magento 2.0, PHP 5.6, PHP 7, and Varnish. The white paper includes the full methodology of the tests, the results, and a detailed analysis which culminates in a series of best-practice recommendations for the deployment of Magento 2.

Both Magento 2.0 and PHP 7 were released with promises of substantial performance improvements. As the results of Nexcess’ extensive testing make clear, the combination of Magento 2 and PHP 7 have the potential to make an enormous difference to the user experience eCommerce retailers can offer shoppers.

“At Nexcess, we strive to engineer the best possible software and hardware stack for Magento eCommerce hosting. To build the fastest platform, we need data, so we invest a lot of time in performance testing,” said Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “The transition from Magento to Magento 2 and from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7 involves a substantial restructuring of the software stack to get the best performance — our white paper aims to show the performance potential of the transition and demonstrate how eCommerce retailers benefit by choosing an eCommerce host with full support for both new technologies.”

Online retailers depend on optimal performance. Research has shown that any performance degradation that impacts user experience is harmful to eCommerce shopping revenues. Poor performance costs money. Nexcess is committed to maximizing performance because optimal performance leads to optimal revenue for retailers.

Nexcess currently offers full support for both Magento 2 and PHP 7 on its global selection of Magento hosting plans, which range from shared Magento hosting for boutique eCommerce stores to complex custom clusters capable of supporting the largest eCommerce retailers.

About Nexcess
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed Magento hosting company founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of Magento hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on achieving maximum performance for high-profile stores. For more information, visit

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