- Forum 9
PHP is not a high-performance language, but that's not why we use it. We use it because it's great for rapid application development and there is a massive developer community. Now, thanks to Facebook, PHP just got faster – a lot faster. We've been using HipHop for PHP in production for 18 months, serving peak traffic over 1 500 requests per second with a 2GB cloud server, and we'll show you how to do it too! In this session we'll discuss the pros and cons of HipHop for PHP, conversion to the new HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM), best practices, and test a real world application to show the performance boost.