HHVM Surprisingly Successful

 2014-17-02 -  Chris Bergeron -  ~1 Minute

So, I’m pleasantly surprised by how much progress they’ve made with HHVM   . Not only did it run my little experimental pages and such, but it ran my TT-RSS   install like a champ once I switched to a MariaDB   back-end. If they start getting more of the database extensions and what-not working, it’s going to be pretty powerful little server.

The new hhvm-cgi bit is also pretty interesting. With the right rules in nginx   , you could probably have the best of all worlds in your page/app on which to send to FPM versus HHVM.

For now I’m sticking to pure FPM because I need the PostgreSQL   back-end to make reader   usable, but who knows. Maybe next release I’ll be moving to HHVM.

Exciting times!