Tag: "php"

Why echo is slow in PHP and how to make it really fast

You may have noticed that PHP scripts that echo a lot of content appear to be running with poor performance... Well, the operative word here is "appear". It is a common misconception that "echo is the slowest PHP command"! The problem is actually… more »

How to install the APC PHP Cache on Debian (Lenny or Squeeze)

APC PHP Cache Control Panel
The APC PHP Cache Control Panel
The APC cache can significantly improve your PHP script performance, just by installing it, whoch basically takes 5 minutes! Here's what I did on my Debian Lenny box... First you may want to have a reference benchmark to see if it actually improves:… more »

Just ordered my Mac Pro 2009

Just ordered my Mac Pro 2009
I finally ordered the Mac Pro that will kick the last "standing" PC out of this place :D I feel lighter already :))This is going to be my main/development machine. The PC I had for this since 2006 is actually still good from a hardware standpoint... th… more »

About the PHP 5 migration chicken & egg issue

It's been 3 years since PHP 5 has been released. Yet PHP 4 still rules on the vast majority of web hosting platforms. This is annoying for PHP open source developers who cannot leverage the potential of PHP 5 as long as they need to support PHP 4. Thi… more »

Caching built into PHP?

The PHP Core Team is meeting this week to decide wether or not there should be some caching built into the next major release of PHP. (I guess that would be PHP 6). I definitely hope the answer will be YES since this has been available on others… more »