[Link] How to set up HipHop, Nginx and Laravel in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (in a Vagrant box)
This is probably the most useful tutorial in 2014 so far. An excellent post by Chris Fidao, explaining how to install Facebook’s awesome PHP-precompiler HipHop, the server engine Nginx and for sure Laravel, the current king of frameworks, inside a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Vagrant box. I totally love the mix of these tools, it’s definitly an awesome stack that we’ll see much more often in the future – and it’s probably the most fastest “mainstream” setup you can have (let’s skip Phalcon and other hardcore speed tweaks here).
To be honest, I even believe that this setup should become some kind of standard in the PHP world, as it is fast as hell, extremely modern, can handle “10.000 concurrent requests” because of Nginx (you know what i mean, this simply solves the Apache RAM problem), has an excellent framework inside and is ready for the future of PHP (I really believe that the upcoming Hack language, which is a better PHP on top of PHP that runs inside the HipHop VM, will take over the PHP world by storm).
I’ll update this article when there’s another tutorial, showing this installation process step-by-step in a production server (not in a Vagrant box), as the Vagrant parts might be confusing.