Throughout the following recipes, we will install the latest HHVM 3.9.x version on Apache and NGINX. HHVM has gained large popularity over the last couple of year and is well-known for its high performance on Magento. While Magento 1 was not supported by default, Magento 2 is. This recipe will show you how to do it.
HHVM (also known as the HipHop Virtual Machine) is a virtual machine for PHP developed by Facebook, with an associated just-in-time (JIT) compiler.
Deploying HHVM on a Magento 2 website should lead to performance improvements across your web shop.
For this recipe, you will need a preinstalled Apache or NGINX setup. No other prerequisites are required.
How to do it...
For the purpose of this recipe, let's ...