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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rithish

@rithish Proposing

NoSQL to InnoDB with Memcached

Submitted Jun 11, 2011

Would this be a worthwhile alternative to Memcache, or Key-Value Storage engines like Redis & Riak?

Outline

http://blogs.innodb.com/wp/2011/04/nosql-to-innodb-with-memcached/

Quoted from above : This offering provides users with the best of both worlds – maintain all of the advantages of rich SQL query language, while providing better performance for simple queries via direct access to shared data.

This is a technology preview, and that means it isn’t ready for production deployments (yet…) However, I think this warrants a discussion as the advantages of this seem too good to give it a miss.

  1. No additional cache management server is required.
  2. No duplicate cache.

EDIT: use Markdown syntax

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