197 votesopen discussion · AdminSergey L (Director of Program Management, Plesk International GmbH) responded
Plesk supports PHP7 which is comparable to HHVM performance in many tests and in some tests even outperforms HHVM. We are recommending PHP7
This suggestion will remain open for a while, to hear your additional considerations in favor of HHVM
Current scope for Plesk Onyx is to enable an ability to serve all http(s) requests by Nginx only.
Note: apache will still be installed. Switching of apache to optional component is subject for the next release.
The ability to turn off Apache and have content served by nginx only on a per-website basis is now available in the latest Plesk Onyx 17.0.14 preview. We encourage you to check the implementation and let us know what you think. Please visit the following forum thread to learn how to access the preview: https://talk.plesk.com/threads/plesk-onyx-preview-and-feedback.337172
How to try this feature:
Go to any website, click Apache & nginx Settings and deselect the “Proxy mode” checkbox under nginx settings. The feature is also available in Service Plans.
We would appreciate hearing your feedback on implementation of this functionality. Thanks in advance!
Yeah +3 - Wordpress is a major player for webhosting. Then again Wordpress is horrible in resource usage. This can easily be verified when testing webpages and measuring server wait times.
For Wordpress nginx is far superior to the currently used Apache/nginx sandwich. I did a lot of testing the past few weeks and reached the limit for Apache/nginx. Good performance is possible but for exceedingly good performance, Apache is too much...