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Want To Play With PHP 5.5? Meet CloudLinux.

PHP 5.5 is still in the Alpha stages of it’s release, and as such the majority of hosting companies out there don’t have it available yet across their networks. CloudLinux however doesn’t believe in that. Not when they have the PHP Selector tool in their arsenal. With the CloudLinux PHP Selector you can set a different version of PHP for each account you create – with neither one interfering with the other. A couple of days ago CloudLinux announced an update to the PHP Selector tool that brings with it support for PHP 5.5.

PHP 5.5 comes with a few new useful functions, such as:

  • Support for using empty() on the result of function calls and other expressions.
  • Systemtap support by enabling systemtap compatible dtrace probes on linux.
  • Optimized access to temporary and compiled VM variables with 8% less memory reads.

So, if you’re with a hosting provider that is running the Cloud Linux OS – such as a SpeedySparrow VPS – as of December 26th you should be able to request PHP 5.5 on your account. Have fun coding!

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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