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.