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HipHop steals Web serving from Apache at Facebook

Feb 26, 2010, 13:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

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"Despite using the venerable LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack to build one of the busiest sites on the Internet, Facebook is moving its main Web serving infrastructure from Apache to HipHop for PHP, which has its own embedded Web server.

"Facebook's senior open programs manager David Recordon said HipHop for PHP has a simple Web server than can be used as alternative to Apache.

""We've generally been using Apache with PHP, but HipHop has its own embedded Web server, which is a really simple Web server built on top of libevent. And so now we have been moving to using that," Recordon said.""

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