Scaling PHP in the Cloud

HasGeek’s seventh event, focusing on the challenges of scaling from single to multi-server deployments for PHP-based websites.

Scaling like a pro with Gearman!

Submitted by Amal Raghav (@kertz) on Jun 13, 2011

Section: Development Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture Status: Submitted


An introduction to Gearman. Learn how Gearman can help to farm out work to machines or processes that are better suited to do the work.


To me scaling is all about finding the right place/tool to do the task. While PHP is good at something C or Perl could be better at something else. Server1 could be good at handling HTTP requests while Server2 might be good at data crunching. With Gearman you can easily farm out work to a specific machine or process!

Gearman is a project started by Danga Interactive(Yes! The guys behind memcached). It's open source, fast, flexible and allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages.

This talk will be an introduction on how Gearman works and also share my experience of using Gearman in the wild.



  • Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jace) Crew 9 years ago

    From your Github page, looks like you have the coding experience to do this session justice. Looking forward to it.

    • Amal Raghav (@kertz) Proposer 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago)

      Thanks. I just saw that there is a talk on Gearman in the list(way before I added mine), which I totally missed! Is it a conflict of interest having another one here? If so it would be fine with me to take this down.

      • suryajith 9 years ago

        Totally cool with it man, You should go on with it and talk. seems like you would do justice to it more. Should ask kiran if there is a withdraw button.

        Looking forward to interact with you at the conf.

        • Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jace) Crew 9 years ago

          Suryajith, not at the moment. We’ll just look at the comments when making the event schedule.

  • Amal Raghav (@kertz) Proposer 8 years ago

    The slides of the presentation is available at

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