Hello Raymond, on 02/25/2010 11:34 PM Raymond Irving said the following: > > Very nice article. Thanks for sharing. > > I wish PHP had a feature/extension to compile (to native code) and cache > the scripts at runtime. This way we could get speeds that are very close > to PHC and Hiphop. It would be very slow when loading the page for the > first time but after then it should just blaze. Maybe we will one day > see something like an NCC (Native Code Compiler) extension for php that > will replace or complement APC.
Right but keep in mind that most of the time regular PHP scripts are waiting for I/O operations, like accessing to the network, files or database servers. So the speed of execution of pure CPU intensive code like bench.php used in the tests, may not be what matters most to your sites. So, often investing in heavily caching your content in files (or memcached servers for clustered servers) is a much more efficient solution to handle the load of busy sites. That is mostly what the PHPClasses sites uses to handle over 2 million page views a month with a single server. You may want to read more about that here for more details: http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/66-More-defensive-programming-practices-to-survive-Web-site-traffic-peaks.html -- Regards, Manuel Lemos Find and post PHP jobs http://www.phpclasses.org/jobs/ PHP Classes - Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP http://www.phpclasses.org/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php