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Learning PHP 7 High Performance by Altaf Hussain

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Load testing real-world applications

We studied three tools in this chapter to load test. Now, it is time to load test some real-world applications. In this section, we will test Magento 2, Drupal 8, and WordPress 4. All these open source tools will have their default data.

We have three VPS configured with NGINX as the web server. One VPS has PHP 5.5-FPM, the second has PHP 5.6-FPM, and the third has PHP 7-FPM installed. The hardware specs for all the three VPS are same, and all applications we will test will have the same data and the same versions.

This way, we will benchmark these applications with PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, and PHP 7 and take a look at how fast these applications can run on different versions of PHP.

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