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How To Configure Magento 2 With PHP 7 On Cloud

September 17, 2021

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Magento 2 PHP 7
Magento 2 comes with many improved features. It has various advantages as compared to its predecessors such as easier site maintenance, better scalability, and improved conversions. It has numerous benefits when compared to its antecedents, and many can be attributed to the configuration of the Magento 2 PHP 7 version.

The most critical changes in appreciation of a business perspective are the streamlined checkout processes and the significantly upgraded Admin Panel. In Magento 2, execution is enhanced by actualizing the different databases for request handling. However, the essential aspect of the Magento 2 PHP 7 version is its excellent performance on cloud servers.

Along with newer updates in Magento PHP, we have also witnessed many updates in the most famous programming language PHP 7. It comes with many advanced features like JIT Engine, Abstract Syntax Tree (AST), Standalone Multi-thread web server, and much more.

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Why PHP 7?

PHP 7 is a performance booster if compared with previous PHP versions. So, to be fast, safe, and future-proof, it’s wise to update your Magento 2 PHP version to PHP 7. If you have a Magento 2.2 ecommerce store, you can also upgrade and use PHP 7.1 version.

If you are on the latest version of Magento 2.3 then you can upgrade to PHP 7.1.3+ or on PHP 7.2.x, it would give you more flexibility to use 7.2 features and your Magento even better.

The configuration of Magento 2 on the PHP 7 web server is a little bit tricky. However, using Cloudways, you can install Magento 2 on PHP 7 with just a single click.

In this article, I’m going to show how you can install and use Magento 2 with PHP 7 on a cloud server using Cloudways Platform in just a few minutes.

Configure Magento 2 PHP 7 version Using Cloudways

There are no difficulties to configure Magento PHP 7 with your Magento 2 store on Cloudways. Follow these steps to configure Magento 2 PHP 7 version.

  • Sign Up on Cloudways.

Cloudways Signup

If you already have an account on Cloudways, login to Cloudways and launch a new server/app.

  • Once you have signed in, you will see the Launch screen of Cloudways Cloud Console.
  • Select the version of Magento of your choice from the drop-down menu.

Select Magento Application

  • Set server name, application name, and project name.
  • Select the Cloud server of your choice from hosting infrastructure options.

Select Cloud Provider

  • Select the server size according to need and traffic to your website.

Select Server Size

  • Choose the data center nearest to your location from the drop-down menu.

Select Nearest Server Location

  • After this, click on “Launch Server” at the bottom of the page, and it will take few minutes for launching Magento 2 on your selected cloud server.

launch now

Now your server is ready; you have successfully installed Magento 2. Now, configure PHP 7.0 on Magento 2. For configuration of PHP 7 click on your server.

Application Launched on New Server

  • After that, Go to “Settings & Packages” and click on “Packages.”  Select PHP “7.0” and click on the “Save” button. It will take a few moments to get updated.

Setting & Packages PHP 7

Here you go, you’re done! You’ve successfully configured Magento 2 on PHP 7 with few clicks.

Performance Benchmarks of PHP 7 With Magento 2

I configured Magento 2 on PHP 7 and here are the benchmarks of the setup. Just look at the impressive results!

Magento 2 PHP 7 Response Time

PHP Speed Benchmark

This rush generated 50,414 successful hits in 300 seconds with 0% timeouts and errors with 100% hit rates.

Response Times

  • Fastest: 86 ms
  • Slowest: 1,209 ms
  • Average: 371 ms

Test Configuration

  • Region: Ireland
  • Duration: 300 seconds
  • Load: 1-500 users

Other Stats

  • Avg. Hits: 168 /sec
  • Transferred: 9.02MB
  • Received: 6,967.73MB

Magento 2 Hit Rate With PHP 7

PHP Speed Benchmark

This rush generated 50,414 successful hits with 0% timeouts and errors with a 100% hit rate.

Final Thoughts

With the release of Magento 2, everybody is testing Magento 2 in terms of their requirements. Some of the Magento developers and merchants are stuck in the installation of Magento 2, and some of them are stuck in the configuration of Magento 2 with PHP 7.

With the Cloudways Platform, every developer and merchant can quickly build their store and upgrade their Magento 2 PHP version with one click and improve Magento 1 and Magento 2 performance.

So, launch your free trial of the Cloudways Managed Magento Cloud Hosting Platform and joined the droves of web store developers and owners already taking advantage of the optimized Magento 2 and PHP 7 combo.

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Fayyaz Khattak

Fayyaz, a passionate Motorbike tourist, works as a Team Lead — Magento Community at Cloudways - A Managed Magento Hosting Platform. His objective is to learn & share about PHP & Magento Development in Community. You can contact him at [email protected]

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