PHP speed up

I was able to double the speed of my site, with one simple PHP module. Alternative PHP Cache (APC)

You can install it with any reasonable package manager. And with the default settings, you’ll be seeing improvements. As this nice little table will show.

Stats

Before After

Time taken for tests [seconds]

259.386

126.654

Requests per second [#/sec]

3.86

7.90

Time per request [ms]

2593.862

1266.539

Transfer rate [Kbytes/sec] received

106.16

217.40

Stats created with ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://nationpigeon.com/