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i am setting up PHP & MySQL on my local development machine. i want to find out about things to consider for performance. some considerations i have below. i will like to hear more about optimizing my development machine for performance/best practice. i am on windows 7 x64

  • IIS/Apache: i hear IIS have better performance?
  • What optimizer or caching? i hear from here that Optimizer+ has better performance than APC?

any other ideas?

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First of all do a profiling of your php-application to see where are the bottlenecks. I you know the bottlenecks, you know where to cache and what to optimize.

You can profile you application with xdebug ( or Zend Studio (

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