I just got a Yoast newsletter that says that people should not be using old versions of PHP such as 5.2. My Admin panel says I am running the DH-recommended 5.6, but there are several versions of 7 available. Should I move to one of the versions of 7, and if so, which one?
This is what Yoast wrote:
"Please update to at least 5.6, but rather PHP 7 to take advantage of all the awesomeness of this new version. Not just for you as a user, but for developers as well.
The why is three-pronged: security, speed, and future-proofing. PHP 5.2 hasn’t been updated for years and has serious issues. PHP 7 is lightning fast, up to 400% faster than 5.2. You might even regard this as a green move; you can use 50% fewer servers to get the same results from PHP 7. Last but not least, developers can finally use all the modern technologies to bring WordPress to the next level"
if i posted this in the wrong category, can someone move it?