Perhaps you are a Web Developer or a Web Hoster who on the one hand likes PHP. But on the other hand you like Windows. It’s OK. It’s not a contradiction. Now you can run your PHP applications even better on Windows. It’s also OK to tell your Linux friends what they are missing.
Today, Microsoft is announcing the Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta – a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server. Once the Windows Cache Extension for PHP is enabled and loaded by the PHP engine, PHP applications can take advantage of the functionality without any code modifications. How sweet is that?
If you run PHP on Windows, check it out. If you run PHP on Linux and want an alternative, check it out. If you want to increase PHP application performance on Windows by caching PHP bytecode in memory, check it out. If you want to reduce file system I/O overhead by caching the PHP scripts in memory, check it out. If you want to avoid redundant mapping for absolute paths by using relative file path cache, check it out.
Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta can be installed with the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 RC and works with IIS 7.5, 7.0, 6.0, and 5.1. Find more information on Using Windows Cache Extension for PHP. Also, be sure to check out other official IIS Extensions from Microsoft.
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