Install HHVM on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

The LAMP stack consists of Linux, Apache2, MySQL or MariaDB and PHP. It’s an opensource stack that powers majority of the websites and applications online today.

One popular alternative to PHP of the LAMP stack is HHVM. HHVM is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs and applications written in PHP. You can use HHVM in place of PHP of the LAMP stack to achieve superior performance.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install HHVM on Ubuntu systems to run WordPress and other content management systems based on PHP.

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Lesson 62: Install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM Support on Ubuntu

WordPress supports variety of open source tools and applications. For example, you can run WordPress with the support of the LAMP or LEMP stack.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users an easy way to install and run WordPress with support of HHVM ( Hip Hop Virtual Machine). HHVM was developed by Facebook to run applications that are based on PHP and the Hack language.

Most will agree that HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP stack. So, if you want to improve WordPress’ performance, running it on HHVM, MariaDB and Nginx might help a bit.

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