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Faster Websites with PHP-FPM

Even after the implementation of the SShield solution, which blocks 99.998% of known attacks to websites, the R&D department of ScalaHosting kept looking for more ways to speed up client sites and increase their security.

Almost all websites these days use PHP. We figured out that if we make the PHP code execute faster, the website will load faster as well. So we have performed extensive benchmark tests of all available methods for running PHP.

The results were conclusive – the PHP-FPM implementation is visibly faster. Depending on the PHP code in question, that performance increase may reach a whopping 30%. At the same time, PHP-FPM brings higher security and stability on the server level, which is like shooting two birds with one stone.

PHP-FPM Enabled by Default

cPanel does not yet support PHP-FPM as a default PHP handler for newly created accounts. It can be activated manually per account though. You will need to contact ScalaHosting technical support if you want to enable PHP-FPM for your cloud VPS.

But virtual server users actually have a great alternative.

SPanel is the control panel developed by ScalaHosting saving you tons of money from the rising cPanel license fees. It is compatible with cPanel and the PHP-FPM handler and we have made it the default PHP handler for all new SPanel servers.

PHP-FPM does not increase speed only, there is also the security factor. The execution of every PHP script happens in a separate environment for each user and the systems administrator can control how many PHP processes are forked by the master PHP-FPM process. This feature is great as it makes servers much harder to overload and crash.

How to Get Maximum Speed & Security?

Isolating your website to its own cloud VPS is the only way to achieve guaranteed speed and security. Thanks to the SPanel control panel, the SShield, and all other tools and innovative software developed by ScalaHosting, we manage to effectively host websites for SMBs and bigger enterprises alike. 

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