On 30 November 2017, the PHP community announced the release of PHP 7.2. More specifically, this is the second feature update to the PHP 7 series. While Drupal 7 does not include support for PHP 7.2 it does support PHP 7.1 which is 250% faster than PHP 5.6. Intrepid Network has been quietly updating select websites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and we've been updating select Drupal 7 websites from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.1. Performance tests confirm reporting claims and version 7.1 is indeed much much faster.