Great news for PHP administrators and site architects – the Facebook’s HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) version 2.1 is now available in the FreeBSD ports tree. The port is available under lang/hiphop-php and is limited to the amd64 architecture.
HHVM is an open source virtual machine that can act as a standalone server that can run PHP sites. With it’s just-in-time compilation approach PHP sites receive a reasonable speedup.
Special thanks to vanilla@FreeBSD.org who has helped me making this port work. Our patches have been submitted to Facebook via GitHub.
FreeBSD port of HHVM
HipHop PHP on Facebook
HHVM GitHub Page
HHVM Wiki – Building and Installing on FreeBSD from ports