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PHP Landscape Survey Finds Almost 50% Using EOL PHP Versions

MINNEAPOLIS, FEBRUARY 9, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of their 2021 PHP Landscape Survey.

The survey, conducted by Zend by Perforce, measured the key trends and technologies at play in PHP development. Among the key findings of the report, 46% of respondents reported using end of life PHP versions.

“End of life versions no longer receive feature improvements or important security updates,” said Zend Product Manager Matthew Weier O’Phinney. “The longer applications stay on EOL PHP, the more these applications become exposed to security vulnerabilities.”

How is PHP 7 the best server-side scripting language for your new e-commerce store?

Ever since the dawn of modern website design, PHP has been the king of all server-side scripts. It provides better security, quicker turn-around time and it is much cheaper than other server-side scripts that are still struggling to find dedicated followership. Almost all the popular business websites, organization platforms and social media sites we see today still use some version of PHP. Facebook started out with a simple version of PHP, and right now, they have derived their very own, super complex server-side scripting language from the basics of the good-old PHP. Wikipedia still uses PHP in mint condition. The language has seen innumerable updates, yet it is easy to master and multifarious in every way.

Is your PHP e-commerce site doing well enough? The SEO factors you should prioritize to boost conversions

The presence of numerous website builders and CMS platform options makes setting up a store online a lot easier than it was before. Therefore, we see a lot of new spicks and span new e-commerce stores with a wide array of products but no customers. Many business owners are often too quick to blame their website template and core code for the lack of traffic. Nonetheless, how responsible can your code infrastructure be if several other stores are using the same code type or the same template?

Optimizing Magento Performance

According to the recent research, 64% of dissatisfied online shoppers said they were less likely to visit a slow retailer again, 62% were less likely to purchase from the site again and 48% would purchase from a competitor.

Such statistics always makes developers puzzle – from one hand, the website owner wants the application to be multifunctional and universal, from the other – it shouldn’t be slow. And the problem is always to make a solid extension work as fast as possible.

Spend your Summer at eZ Publish Summer Camp

The folks over at Netgen (Zagreb, Croatia) wanted me to make mention of the upcoming eZ Publish Summer Camp being held in Bol, Croatia from September 5th to 8th this year. Besides being supportive of almost any conference that promotes CMSs, I thought if my Croatian grandmother was still alive today she would be quite pleased I was talking about Croatia.