Unlike the mongo extension, this extension
supports both PHP and HHVM and is developed atop the
» libmongoc and
» libbson libraries.
It provides a minimal API for core driver functionality:
and BSON serialization.
Userland PHP libraries that depend on this extension may provide higher
level APIs, such as query builders, individual command helper methods, and
GridFS. Application developers should consider using this extension in
conjunction with the
» MongoDB PHP library, which
implements the same higher level APIs found in MongoDB drivers for other
languages. This separation of concerns allows the driver to focus on
essential features for which an extension implementation is paramount for