Why do I need to update the server version to PHP 7?
Take into the consideration the following reasons
The official WordPress site recommends PHP 7.
- An outdated server PHP version may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.
PHP 7 Is blazingly Fast. Site speed directly impacts responsiveness, which makes it feel fun to use. What’s more, good usability keeps visitors on your site longer, and can potentially improve your conversion rates. Site speed is also a ranking factor for search engines, and a high ranking website stands to earn greater traffic.
Is a hosting provider choice?
The PHP 7 version was officially released in 2015. Today, in 2017, any hosting provider considered to be WordPress friendly will update the server PHP version for free and with no other hassles. Here is a list of the official WordPress hosting recommendation.