You may have noticed that several hosting companies that offer web hosting have started advertising that you can use PHP 8 with them. But is PHP 8 something you should be aware of, and what impact could it have on your website?
There may be several good reasons to update your WordPress or Joomla site to use PHP 8.0. Among other things, it helps to increase the speed of your website. In this blog post, we dive into what else the new PHP update will mean for your website.
We’ve made it easier to restart every active PHP-process on your PHP-webspace. Before, this had to be done through SSH, but we’ve now added a “Restart PHP-threads”-shortcut for this through our Control Panel under the menu “Website”.
It may sometimes be desirable to restart PHP-threads, if they end up continuously using a lot of ressources (e.g. because you accidentally installed a bad WordPress-plugin or something) – this is now a bit easier :)
Our philosophy has always been, that the most recent PHP version is the best. This means that we have “forced” customers up to the recommended and most secure PHP version. This has automatically given customers lots of benefits with regards to security and performance.