There's several ways to run PHP on various webservers out there and in a tutorial from the CloudWays blog they focus on one: using PHP-FPM and the performance gain it can give.
Speed matters. Our engineers are always looking at ways on improving the stack. One of the major objectives of our stack integrations is to improve the speed of the overall processes of our stack.
Keeping up with this practice, in a bid to increase speed of aspects of Managed Cloud Hosting coupled with constant improvements based on users feedback, Cloudways has now integrated PHP-FPM in all its servers. Owing to this integration, applications hosted on Cloudways servers are now going to perform up to 3x faster.
The post starts with a look at why to choose PHP-FPM and shares some benchmarks of it in use versus the more typical
mod_php shared module. It then gets into the implementation steps, linking to a step-by-step guide on how to implement it.