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So I got several Sendy licenses, and was running them all on different Linode's. This week I decided to move everything to a single Linode and say "screw it to slow speeds" which decreased my spending from $450~ a month to $80 a month.
Well, I wasn't watching myself and left everything default PHP7.4 for the move, nor did I increase any PHP settings (memory). Since sticking with PHP7.4 my sending speed as not only stabilized on all my installs, but it's actually increased.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
Just coming across this, but I've been running it on PHP 7.4, and that version is 5-10% faster than 7.3 in my tests. Depending on the version you were running before, it may be a large speed boost (from PHP5.6 for example), or a smaller speed increase from PHP7.0.x-7.3.
Happen to have a rough % change from what you saw on 5.6?
I'd be interested in some #'s as well. currently running PHP 7.2, just did a 132K campaign on a t3a.medium AWS instance. It took 3 hours and appeared that it was going to bomb out a few times.
Fortunately, it made it all the way through without any issues, so anywhere I can gain some speed (42 / sec is current sending rate, approved up to 100 / sec via AWS SES), would be a good thing. I may also need to bump up the values in the PHP config a bit as well.
This came up in a recent search result... for others that come across this post, I found this link and it has good PHP benchmark results across a bunch of apps... long story short, PHP v5.6 is almost or nearly half the speed of v7.x generally speaking, def worth it to run v7.x or v8.x: