PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 3: How fast can WordPress go?

September 4th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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In our previous PHP 7 vs HHVM benchmark, Benchmark Series 2: WordPress, we saw HHVM outperform PHP 7 by 7% on WordPress. That test was performed without any cache involvement to test pure HHVM and PHP 7 performance. In our recent Getting the Best WordPress Performance article, we saw just how much of a difference a page cache can make in regards to WordPress performance.

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Getting the Best WordPress Performance

August 31st, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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In our previous PHP 7 vs HHVM benchmark, Benchmark Series 2: WordPress, we saw HHVM outperform PHP 7 by 7% on WordPress. That test was performed without any cache involvement to test pure HHVM and PHP 7 performance. But what about WordPress performance in a real world situation?

According to W3Techs’ usage report, WordPress is used by 24.3% of all the websites and holds 58.7% of the content management system market share. As the #1 content management system, we want to see how fast WordPress can be in a real world environment.
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PHP 7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 2: WordPress

July 24th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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Based on the results of the Hello World Benchmark Test, we now know that LiteSpeed and OpenLiteSpeed have the smallest IPC overhead and provides the best performance for PHP 7 and HHVM of the web servers tested. We will be using OpenLiteSpeed to do the 2nd benchmark test where we will be targeting a sample WordPress site to see the performance difference. We know from our first test that PHP 7 is 140% faster than HHVM on hello world. How about when using WordPress?
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LSWS 5.0.3 Updated To Fix Forced SSL On Google Chrome Version 44.0.2403.89

July 24th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

The latest Google Chrome version 44.0.2403.89 is currently redirecting all HTTP URLs to their HTTPS versions for certain web applications. This is caused by a bug in Chrome causing the “HTTPS: 1” header to be sent by default on every request. This is mainly causing problems for WordPress sites with the WooCommerce plugin installed as well as sites without HTTPS support. Because of WordPress and WooCommerce’s popularity, this bug may be affecting a large number of people.
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PHP7 vs HHVM Benchmark Series 1: Hello World

July 16th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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What is the best platform for the fastest PHP engines?

The competition between PHP 7 and HHVM is starting to heat up. HHVM was previously the front runner, originally converting PHP code to C++ but eventually changing their strategy by instead converting to x86-64 machine code to dramatically increase a PHP site’s performance. PHP however is trying very hard to come out on top with the coming release of PHP 7. Who will win this competition, PHP 7 or HHVM?
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Pioneering HTTP/2

July 14th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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At LiteSpeed Technologies we are always striving to incorporate the newest and best cutting-edge technologies into our family of web servers. This of course extends to the new HTTP/2 network protocol standard (published May 2015). We are proud to have been ahead of the curve in this by providing HTTP/2 support as early as January 23rd for OpenLiteSpeed and April 17th for our Enterprise edition. Apache does not yet have a production quality HTTP/2 module while NGINX’s HTTP/2 support will not be available in 2015.

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LSAPI 6.8 officially released to support PHP 7

June 12th, 2015 by Michael Alegre

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PHP 7 Alpha 1 was released yesterday, marking the beginning of the PHP 7 major series, though the GA version is scheduled to be released by the end of 2015.  PHP 7 has improved performance, up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6, and consistent 64-bit support. “2015 is shaping up to be an amazing year for PHP. You’ll not only benefit from a whole slew of new features but also from performance going through the roof!” promises the PHP team. Quite exciting, isn’t it?

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LiteSpeed Web Server: The World’s First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support

May 20th, 2015 by Serge Espitia

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For the past two years, we have been developing solutions to stay “ahead of the curve” in anticipation of HTTP/2’s impending release and we are very happy to announce some exciting news! The wait is over and the latest RFC has made it official. HTTP/2 is finally here!

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LiteMage Cache: The World’s Most Powerful Magento Cache

April 17th, 2015 by Michael

LiteMage Benchmark ScreenshotWe are very proud to announce the release of LiteMage Cache. This new Magento extension easily integrates Magento stores with LiteSpeed Web Server’s superior ESI support — delivering the world’s most powerful Magento caching.  Read the rest of this entry »

LSWS 5.0 Is Out – Support for HTTP/2, ESI, LiteMage Cache

April 17th, 2015 by Michael

Welcome to the beginning of a new era in web server technology. LiteSpeed Web Server 5.0 introduces two important new features — HTTP/2 support and LiteMage Cache (Magento full page caching with ESI-powered hole punching) — as well as a host of smaller upgrades. Read the rest of this entry »