Cloudways, a managed cloud hosting provider of PHP based application hosting services, has announced inclusion of PHP-FPM in its hosting recipe. This makes PHP-FPM hosting available on Cloudways’ cloud platform as default for all new servers. Existing servers can activate this PHP processor from the platform in a few clicks.
PHP-FPM would enhance the performance of as it has the ability to handle the PHP code efficiently. With advanced process management, the processes are handled separately. This way a web app continues to perform if any of the processes fails.
The inclusion of PHP-FPM comes as a replacement of mod_php processor within ThunderStack. When tested in controlled environment using WordPress web app, the new PHP-FPM powered ThunderStack outperformed the previous mod_php-powered version by 300%, according to Cloudways.
“Many modern PHP apps cannot operate on mod_php,” said Pere Hospital, co-founder and CTO of Cloudways. “This is why we have replaced it with PHP-FPM. When it comes to comparison between mod_php and PHP-FPM, the latter was found to be more efficient in all areas of performance and stability.”