Should you swap Apache for Nginx?
php-fpm? Get the answers AND the config files you need.
Avoid pitfalls with PHPs
session_handler when scaling horizontally. Perfect your stack once and for all.
I slept infront of my laptop for a year while scaling Twitpic, rolling over to restart Apache at 2am before drifting back to sleep, but when you're a startup- you do what you have to do.
What if your didn't have any single points of failure? Imagine if scaling wasn't frustrating and you could get back to what you do best- shipping code?
You didn't sign up to put out fires and figuring out how to scale MySQL isn't exactly going to ship features any faster. You know that learning the intricaces of
my.cnf is a waste of time, but you don't have another choice. In the book, you'll get a crash-course on every important tuning option, why it matters, and a quick formula to figure out the perfect settings for your hardware. Bliss.
You've heard alot about Nginx and horizontal scaling, and there're thousands of tutorials out there, but the quality ranges from abysmal to "this must be a joke", and when you finally find a good one, it's usually for Rails. I know what it's like to scramble around, reading bad advice on StackOverflow, copy-and-pasting config files from some message board hope that one of them finally works... pulling at your hair, swearing at the screen.
What if it didn't have to be this way? What if there was a single, high-quality resource of information on scaling PHP, on doing things the right way, that actually focused on PHP and not Rails, Node.js or the flavor of the week? Something that taught you scalable architecture and things you might run into when your only user isn't your mom?
You'll master a new, more scalable stack called LHNMPRR (Linux, HAProxy, Nginx, MySQL, PHP, Redis, & Resque) that can scale just by throwing more hardware at. You'll be able to finally get your setup to be perfect, all while using a battle tested stack that's been proven to handle billions of requests.
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I bought the beta version of the book and it was already worth far more than the modest price.Leon Atkinson - winkpass
It's an important book ... you'd have to spend alot of time compiling it and testing it and learning what breaks at scale.Willie Jackson - w3edge
This book should be a sticky post on Hacker News.Roman Mittermayr - fruji
It's a damn good read, very useful for my new job. Setting up Nginx to play nice with PHP-FPM now.Phil Sturgeon - blogger
Aren't you tired of the terrible PHP tutorials out there? You know, the ones from 2003 that still use
mysql_connect and not
PDO? It took over 6 months to put together 200 pages of high-quality, easy-to-read content that covers the best performing and most bleeding-edge PHP architecture.
If Scaling PHP isn't the most badass and awesome book you've bought online, if you aren't satisfied, or it turns out you already know everything in the book, just email me for a hassle-free refund.
If you're not happy, I don't deserve your money.
I'm Steve Corona and I've spent the last 4 years scaling Twitpic to handle 60m visitors and 20 billion requests per month.
I live in Charleston, SC and blog about life hacking.
On Twitter, I'm @stevencorona.