Running SilverStripe on your Windows environments has just become faster!
Benchmarking done by our European partner iBuildings shows some dramatic performance improvements with Microsoft's new WinCache 1.0 PHP bytecode cache. The release of WinCache means that the past performance disadvantage of running SilverStripe on the Windows IIS web server (as opposed to Apache on Linux) has been largely eliminated. Microsoft describes the tool as containing three caches:
WinCache therefore makes SilverStripe webpages and the CMS load much faster. iBuildings' benchmarks showed that WinCache roughly doubles the performance:
The exact performance improvement you might see will vary but you can rest assured that your website will run much quicker. We'd love to know the level of performance increase you find using WinCache.