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.

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PHP is today the world’s most popular open source web development language. It is used by millions of websites, most often via applications like WordPress and Drupal. Deploying a PHP website is straightforward and supported by nearly every web hosting provider.

There are limits to how much load a single web server can take though. For your website to scale, you will sooner or later need to a transition to a multi-server deployment, and this can be hard. It requires thinking about web development in entirely new ways.

The exciting new world of cloud computing promises to make all this much better. “Cloud computing” is an umbrella term for a range of tools and techniques that make scalability possible. Scaling PHP in the Cloud is a one day conference on what it takes to make the leap from single server to multi-server deployments, and of making sense of the new world beyond.

Hashtag: #phpcloud

Sessions are for 45 minutes each (30 talking + 15 Q&A). If you'd like to do a smaller session, please indicate so in the description.

To attend this event, buy your ticket from http://phpcloud.doattend.com/

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Gautham Pai

@buzypi

Building your own virtual cloud environment

Submitted Jun 9, 2011

Creating a completely replicable multi-server setup in your laptop or development sandbox for testing purposes

Outline

As developers we have seen these problems:

Our development environments accumulate lots of applications and libraries over a period of months.

We are usually in the habit of installing everything in one machine.

We fear that we may screw up our development environment and that means unproductive man-hours.

We forget that a multi-machine deployment is different from a single machine deployment.

How about virtualization in the desktop?

In this demo, I will take you through the steps to create a multi-VM development environment.

This demo will make use of QEMU, KVM and Virt Manager and show you how you can create a VM image, and then start servers with a set of commands, deploy your app, test everything and tear down the environment once you are happy - all this in the cosy comforts of your laptop or desktop.

Requirements

Knowledge of deploying apps in the cloud (Amazon AWS or something else) is helpful

Knowledge of Virtualbox or QEMU is a plus

Links

Slides

http://buzypi.in/project/desktop-virtualization/desktop-virtualization.html

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