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Install HipHop VM (HHVM Virtual Machine) - the PHP Just in Time environment/compiler by Facebook


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Version information

  • 0.0.4 (latest)
  • 0.0.3
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Mar 25th 2015
This version is compatible with:

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'luckyknight-hhvm', '0.0.4'
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bolt module add luckyknight-hhvm
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install luckyknight-hhvm --version 0.0.4

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Tags: ubuntu, hhvm


luckyknight/hhvm — version 0.0.4 Mar 25th 2015


This module installs HHVM (the Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine) on your web server.

The default settings are to listen on a socket at: /var/run/hhvm/hhvm.sock. You can use this via FastCGI in nginx or Apache to connect to it.


The module by default will install HipHop VM from a package and start the service on port 9000 as well as create a socket.

class { "hhvm": }

To launch multiple hhvm instances on seperate ports and sockets:

hhvm::service { "9001": }

hhvm::service { "9002": }

To use a nightly instead:

class { "hhvm": use_nightly => true }

To compile from source instead:

class { "hhvm": compile_from_source => true, }

Puppet will most likely time out but the compilation will continue in the background.

Additional options are supported, take a look at init.pp:

class { "hhvm": number_of_processor_cores => 2, # Use how many cores for compilation, default is all date_timezone => "Europe/London", # Change your timezone (see PHP setting) jit_warmup_requests => 5 # Reduce the number of jit warm up requests }

Connecting to HHVM:

In your nginx configuration, set:

fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/hhvm/hhvm.sock;

Or if you are running multiple HHVM:

fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/hhvm/hhvm_9001.sock;

fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/hhvm/hhvm_9002.sock;


Restarting HHVM

sudo service hhvm restart or sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm restart

Supported Operating Systems:

Ubuntu 14.04

Additional puppet modules

vcsrepo if building from source

puppet-apt if using package

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Feel free to submit a PR for further options or more operating system support!