I missed the talk but these slides – PHP by Rasmus Lerdorf – inspired me to take a look for myself.
So I thought I’d run a very quick test to see how a fresh Symfony Framework 2.6.4 install performed on in comparison testing against PHP 5.6.6-dev vs PHP 7.0.0-dev.
I’m using a Rasmus’ Vagrant configuration and Apache Benchmark to target the demonstration “Hello World” script shipped with Symfony – and enabled on production.
I ran 600 hits with a concurrency of 100 and found that the mean for each was:
PHP 5.6.6-dev = 220.55 req/sec
PHP 7.0.0-dev = 341.77 req/sec
That’s a pretty impressive performance boost.
I’d love to see a Blackfire probe compatible with PHP7 to see where the performance gains are.