PHP 7 is Faster Than PHP 5.6

Try using the "Select PHP Version" feature in CPanel to switch to PHP 7.
Be aware that this will change the PHP version for all sites in your CPanel.
It is reported that PHP 7 is noticeably faster than PHP 5.6.
Since page load times are part of SEO it doesn't hurt to try it out.
Some older PHP code may not be ready for PHP 7, so be aware of that.
For example PHP 7 no longer supports MYSQL database connections, only MYSQLi or PDO.
PHP 7 can handle twice as many visitors as PHP 5.6 on the same amount of memory and is more secure.
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