News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Brian Swan's Blog:
Why is PHP 5.3 on Windows faster than previous PHP versions?
October 13, 2011 @ 08:42:12

In a new post to his blog Brian Swan explains why the latest versions of PHP (the 5.3.x series) are faster now on Windows than some previous versions have been. (Hint: updated technology can work wonders sometimes)

[Rasmus Lerdorf recently said at a Seattle meetup] "If you aren't running PHP 5.3 on Windows, you're lucky…because you have a 40% performance boost coming." He clarified this by saying that, with some help from Microsoft, improvements were made in PHP 5.3 that led to a 40% performance improvement of PHP on Windows. Because he didn't go into the details of why this performance boost was realized, I got questions in email the next day asking about why.

The information in a borrowed slide (from a presentation by Pierre Joye) shows what the differences between the versions are - things like the use of a more modern compiler (VC9 vs VC6), calls to the Win32 API directly and better library management.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
windows performance improvement compiler library management win32 api


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

NewsForge: New kid on the blog: A look at Serendipity 1.0

DevShed: Main Methods of the DirectoryIterator Class in PHP 5

Lorna Mitchell: Five Clues That Your API isn't RESTful

ThinkPHP Blog: Performance boost for ZendStudio Windows

Jani Hartikainen's Blog: Practical uses for reflection


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


series opinion framework introduction package tips install list community api zendserver library interview symfony language update podcast deployment laravel release

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework