WordPress 3.0 Compiled and Benchmarked

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Hui Chen

Jun 23, 2010, 6:27:28 PM6/23/10
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Hi everyone,

After fixing a couple of things, I have successfully compiled WordPress 3.0 which was just released last week. All functions including multisite support are working as I have tested. Please read the article in following link on how to compile WordPress 3.0 in four easy steps:


To prove it works, I have set up a test blog and you are welcome to log in and try playing with it:

(Both username and password are 'test'. After logging in you will be redirected to the dashboard of sub-site http://test.huichen.org/test)

The compiled WordPress is about 40% faster than the PHP version. See the detail of my benchmark:


If you have any questions, please let me know!


Scott MacVicar

Jun 23, 2010, 9:17:31 PM6/23/10
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Awesome work, we fixed the problem with wp_reset_vars() last week to do with variable variable globals. Those should now work.

- S

Hui Chen

Jun 23, 2010, 9:49:21 PM6/23/10
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Thanks Scott, I saw dynamic global support was added to HPHP in the git log. You guys are really quick in adding new features. Good job!


Hui Chen

Jun 24, 2010, 11:48:08 PM6/24/10
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I have done some new benchmarks of WordPress with a page caching plugin. This time HPHP gave even more impressive results.

With a page caching plugin, HPHPed WordPress has gained 2.7x speedup over PHP. Dynamic page generation of HPHP is super fast that its speed is more than a quarter of static content by Nginx.

Please read more details from

Hui Chen
Graduate Research Assistant
Microelectronics Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin

Roberto Innocenti

Jul 7, 2010, 7:38:57 PM7/7/10
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I have done the same test (wordpress 3) with Apache 2.12 php 5.2.10 apc + Hyper Cache vs hiphop + Hyper Cache and hiphop is a little more slow than Lamp, don't unstand why.

Without Hyper Cache, hipop is 100% faster than Lamp.


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