HHVM Surprisingly Successful

More experimentation with HHVM.

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!

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