Tag Archives: Performance

Rasums Lerdorf on PHP Performance – Focus on WordPress.

Rasums Lerdorf, birth giving father of PHP, had a presentation back in July this year at the Digg office on PHP performance optimization in San Francisco. The slides “PHP Performance – Hacker Dojo” (29 July 2010) are available online. Next … Continue reading

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PHP: Compare vs. Calculating (1/2)

This speed comparison test I’ve made is not of that much interest, but it shows somehow when / how optimization takes place. Those “performance” test are most likely not that valuable for optimizations but to better know the language. I … Continue reading

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PHP: Casting vs. intval()

Doing a cast like (int) $var instead of the intval($var) function is about 300% to 650% faster. I did some tests out of curiousity in #13317 and those are the results:

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Nginx front-end proxy cache for WordPress

A how-to by Dan Collis-Puro “geek of all trades” on optimizing your WordPress MU install, using Nginx as a front-end proxy cache for WordPress: We put an nginx caching proxy server in front of our wordpress mu install and sped … Continue reading

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References to the Max

It’s somehow hard to understand. PHP Variables and how they do References to the according data. This Blog post is a collection of articles related to the topic and a short review of those I found valuable. Maybe there are … Continue reading

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