PHP 7 Benchmark WordPress on VPS

With Serverpilot it’s extremely easy to change the PHP version of your application.

Today I am going to test the latest RC of PHP 7 in this same server using different PHP versions.

I am testing on a very modest server:

Benchmark tool I like a lot Siege easy simple and nice report.

apt-get install siege

To launch it

siege -c 5 -b --time=30S

Will create 5 concurrent jobs during 30 seconds.

PHP 5.6

Transactions: 118 hits 
Availability: 100.00 %
Elapsed time: 29.17 secs
Data transferred: 1.84 MB
Response time: 1.21 secs
Transaction rate: 4.05 trans/sec
Throughput: 0.06 MB/sec
Concurrency: 4.88
Successful transactions: 118
Failed transactions: 0
Longest transaction: 2.05
Shortest transaction: 0.71

PHP 7 RC 8

Transactions: 277 hits 
Availability: 100.00 %
Elapsed time: 29.49 secs
Data transferred: 4.33 MB
Response time: 0.53 secs
Transaction rate: 9.39 trans/sec
Throughput: 0.15 MB/sec
Concurrency: 4.95
Successful transactions: 277
Failed transactions: 0
Longest transaction: 0.87
Shortest transaction: 0.40

From this test we see that PHP 7 in this config is more than 2x faster :O good job guys!

Originally published at on November 29, 2015.

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