TL;DR In a local, Vagrant-based environment HHVM lost, probably due to a bug; it’s still investigated with the help of the HHVM guys! However on a DigitalOcean 4GB box it beat even the latest build of PHP-NG!
If you’re running a serious online business, I’m sure you know the following feeling all too well: your site is down. You don’t know why, and your hosting company’s support team isn’t replying. Visitors are still coming to the site as usual and immediately they’re bouncing back after not being able to load your site. One click back to the search engine and they have dozens of more sites to choose from…
This week we saw the announcement of an interesting project that could make proper version control available for all WordPress site owners, its name is VersionPress. However, due to the indecision of the project owners’ regarding its licensing we’re not celebrating just yet.
HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM for short, is taking the PHP world – you know, the programming language WordPress is written in – by storm. It is an open source PHP execution engine created by the good folks at Facebook and version 3 of it was recently released. It’s a big deal and you should care even if you’re not a developer or a system administrator.