Compile PHP to include WebP functionality for GD
As a web-development company and hosting provider, we would like PHP supplied by EA4 to include WebP functionality for the GD extension because as a server-side image processor, it ensures that websites can optimize their images on-site for the best page loading speeds.
Currently the PHP supplied by EA4 repositories do not include WebP functionality for the GD extension.
This would be of use as a server-side image processor to ensure websites can optimize their images on-site for the best page speeds, given that the image format in many cases offers numerous efficiency improvements compared to rival formats.
PHP's GD extension has supported WebP functionality since version 5.4, though it must be explicitly compiled in to be available. (libvpx for PHP 5.x, libwebp for PHP 7.x)