I could likely write another post complaining about the difficulties of the 100 days of blogging challenge that I am taking part in, but what fun would that be? Instead, I think I should just say that I have missed a few days as I find it especially difficult on the weekends to find the time to post.
I recently read an article about how you can install HipHp Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a 2x+ speed boost on your site. The newest version of WordPress works 100% with HHVM, but unfortunately some of the plugins out there don’t. I decided the pros out weighed the cons and decided to install HHVM on my development server. Outlined below are the steps for installing it on your own.
wget -O - http://dl.hhvm.com/conf/hhvm.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add - echo deb http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu saucy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hhvm.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install hhvm sudo /usr/share/hhvm/install_fastcgi.sh sudo update-rc.d hhvm defaults sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm restart sudo /usr/bin/update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/php php /usr/bin/hhvm 60