HHVM (aka the HipHop Virtual Machine) is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hack and PHP. HHVM uses a just-in-time compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC.
If you're new, try our getting started overview.
You can run standalone programs just by passing them to hhvm:
If you want to host a website:
- Install your favorite webserver
- Install our package
- Start your webserver
sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm start
- Visit your site at http://.../index.php
Our getting started overview provides a slightly more detailed introduction as well as links to more information.
We'd love to have your help in making HHVM better. If you're interested, please read our guide to contributing.
HHVM is licensed under the PHP and Zend licenses except as otherwise noted.
The Hack typechecker (
hphp/hack) is licensed under the BSD license (
hphp/hack/LICENSE) with an additional grant of patent rights (
hphp/hack/PATENTS) except as otherwise noted.
See Reporting Crashes for helpful tips on how to report crashes in an actionable manner.