How To Install HHVM on CentOS 6

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This how-to will help you with your install and configuration of HHVM on your CentOS 6 server. For those of you who didn’t know, HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) is a virtual machine developed and open-sourced by Facebook to process and execute programs and scripts written in PHP. Facebook developed HHVM because the regular Zend+Apache combination isn’t as efficient to serve large applications built in PHP.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation HHVM on CentOS 6.

Install HHVM on CentOS 6

Step 1. First, you need to enable the EPEL repository on your system.

## RHEL/CentOS 6 64-Bit ##
wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

Step 2. Install HHVM.

Now we can install HHVM with the following command:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d
wget http://www.hop5.in/yum/el6/hop5.repo
yum clean all
yum install hhvm

HHVM should have been successfully installed, to make sure run the following command:

hhvm --version

Finally, run the commands below to start up HHVM:

service hhvm start

If you are upgrading from previous hiphop-PHP Package, Run the following command:

yum update hiphop-php

Step 3. Testing HHVM.

To test HHVM, create a test page in the root directory and type these lines in the file and save it:

nano /var/www/html/hhvminfo.php

Then add the following code to your new file:

<?
php phpinfo();
?>

Try to access it at http://your_server_ip/hhvminfo.php. If the PHP info page is rendered in your browser then everything looks good and you are ready to proceed further.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed HHVM. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) in CentOS 6 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official HHVM web site.

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