Advanced Deployment Practices In PHP

Advanced Deployment Practices In PHP

About the Book

One of PHP's greatest features is the ease of deployment. Just throw files up on an FTP and PHP goes on it's merry way. But when deploying advanced applications, this becomes a quick anti-pattern. Some PaaS tools like AppFog and PagodaBox have looked to alleviate this, but there are still some downsides that come with these tools.

This book will give you the controls over all of your deployment, whether it is on one single server or multiple. We will start out slow assuming you are coming from a beginner PHP background and ramp up to the skills needed for advanced server deployment techniques with PHP.

Topics covered in this book will include:

- *nix Command Line Essentials

- VPS (Virtual Private Server) Essentials

- Introduction to Version Control with Git

- Feature, Bugfix, and Version Strategies with Git

- Private VCS Repository Servers and Remotes

- Private Continuous Integration with Jenkins

- LEMP vs LAMP stacks (Why Nginx may be better for you than Apache)

- LEMP and LAMP Installation

- Nginx and Apache Configuration

- PHP Optimization

- SSL Certificates with LEMP and LAMP stacks

- PHP Optimization with PHP FPM (And some possible problems)

- Composer Essentials

- Composer in Your Projects

- Private Composer Packages

This book will likely be released in parts eventually culminating in a small quiz project using Laravel 4 and the techniques from the book in a real world test driven approach on an Ubuntu VPS server with step by step instructions for everything along the way.

It's time to power your PHP projects with some of the great tools out there for deployment.

About the Author

Ryan Tablada
Ryan Tablada

Ryan has been developing software for 8 years and has been developing on the web in PHP for with various frameworks including Code Igniter, Fuel PHP, and Laravel. Ryan is the Lead Developer at LucidBridge Technologies and is currently working on iOffertory.

You can check out Ryan's Github profile at You can also read Ryan's blog at

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