Elephant sized PHP
Elephant sized PHP
Scaling your PHP applications
About the Book
Scaling PHP Applications introduces the techniques that are used to run PHP at scale. This book discusses real world strategies and focuses on the implementation of best practice solutions.
Divide and Conquer
- N-tier Architecture
- Sharing sessions
The fallacies of distributed computing
- The network is reliable
- Latency is zero
- Bandwidth is infinite
- Transport cost is zero
- The network is secure
- Topology doesn’t change
- There is one administrator
- The network is homogenous
Optimizing your PHP code
- Choosing which functions to use
- Optimize Composer Autoloader
- Amazon SQS
- Autoscaling PHP Workers in AWS Elastic Beanstalk
- Other Queue Providers
Context and caching
- Layers of caches
- The problem with context
- Practical example
- Load balancing between your server and the users device
- Cookies and caching
- So how can we avoid context?
Control your cache
- Versioning resources
- The Cache-Control header
- Setting your origin cache-control header
- Don’t forget non-proxied responses
MySQL design optimisation
- Choosing Data Types
- Schema Design
- Indexing Strategies
Redis and Memcached
- Memcache versus Memcached
- What do they do?
- Using a cache
- Russian Doll caching
- Cache warmup scripts
- Enemies of scale
- Divide and Conquer
Profiling Your Code
- Commercial application performance monitoring software
- Xdebug and Kcachegrind
- Profiling OpCache
- Database Metrics
- Benchmarking strategies
- Profiling tools
- Profiling Your Code
The Nginx web-server
- Configuring Nginx
- Nginx as a reverse proxy
- Nginx+ and JWT authentication
- Configuring PHP-FPM
- Alternatives to MySQL
- Different aims of scaling
- The process of tuning
- MySQL settings
- Using the memory storage engine
- Creating the subdomain
- Set up the subdomain in Nginx
- Get a free certificate for your subdomain
Content Delivery Networks
- Amazon Cloudfront
- Akamai CDN
- Using a CDN
- Load Balancing Algorithms
- Types of Load Balancing
- Synchronising File Systems
- Choosing a load balancer
Using Amazon Elasticache
- Setting up and configuring
- Connecting to ElastiCache
- The Nginx web-server
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