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.


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.

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Abhinav Lal


Job Queue - web is more than request and response

Submitted Jun 24, 2011

how to use Job queues (Beanstalkd, Gearman) to do heavy processing in background making your website faster. Code examples, use cases. Also how to manage your background processes written in php.


How uses Beanstalkd to manage millions of jobs in background to make the website faster and reliable. How you can use a job queue in many use cases like we use it for our sms system to generating real time analytic and using 3rd party services. Also how to manage your background scripts using supervisord. is a simple online software for doctors used by 1000+ clinics 10,000+ doctors to manage 1000000 + patients.



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