High Performance Sites w/ Nginx and Memcached

Can your website handle 10,000 requests at once? Most PHP applications run on Apache by default with limited or no caching. This becomes a huge problem when your site comes under any serious load. Nginx is a high-performance webserver that can demonstrably handle more simultaneous connections than stock Apache with a dramatically reduced memory footprint. Used in conjunction with Memcached or other cache mechanisms, you can easily handle anything the web throws at you with relatively little hardware. This talk should cover how to install and configure nginx with PHP (via fastcgi/php-fpm) and give an overview on how to set up and used Memcached in conjunction with an opcode cache (APC) in your PHP application.

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  • Virginia

    Excellent presentation!

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Yasmany

    My first meetup in SoFloPHP group, good job James, it was interesting to know how you are approaching a busy website, you brought to us an advanced topic, using a non-blocking server as Nginx, PHP-FPM to consume php apps as fastcgi and memcache for caching it is not something we do every day, good talk.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Daniel Mattos

    Imformative

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Adam Culp

    Nice job James. Topic covered nicely and questions answered well.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Lee Thornton

    Great meetup, learned some nice things and some fun things to play with today.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • James Fuller

    hey guys thanks for the kind words and of course for taking the time out of your day! FYI slides are here if anyone needs: http://www.jblotus.com/2013/02/...­

    February 13, 2013

  • Oldemar Vieira Jr

    Agreed. Great presentation. Hey Adam, I was there too...

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Cory Fisher

    Great presentation James. I really like your approach on preaching knowledge and visibility over just using what's "cool" or what someone says is "fast".

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Mathew Zummo

    my first meeting of many to attend, felt good to be around seasoned professionals who i can bounce ideas off of

    February 13, 2013

  • Jeremy Keith Wilson

    Very informative like you guys always are.

    February 13, 2013

  • Jake A. Smith

    I'm still like an hour away :(

    February 13, 2013

  • Melissa Billias

    I am definitely coming but can't RSVP anymore.

    February 13, 2013

  • Mathew Zummo

    how long is this meeting going to last i might not be able to get there till 8

    February 13, 2013

    • Adam Culp

      The talk portion will probably be over a little after 8, depending on questions.

      February 13, 2013

    • Lee Thornton

      I think a better question is "how long is the pizza going to last".

      February 13, 2013

  • Mathew Zummo

    maybe if i can get there on time

    February 13, 2013

  • Adrian Corbuleanu

    I wish I had that issue with 10,000 customers on my site at the same time.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Alex Dennis

    I have a conflict.

    February 12, 2013

  • Lee Thornton

    !

    February 12, 2013

  • Mathew Zummo

    Sounds like a good meetup to attend I have read up on some of the technology and thought about using it at our company. I think i might be able to attend this.

    January 5, 2013

  • Adam Culp

    Who is going to give this talk?

    1 · October 11, 2012

  • Pablo Godel

    Awesome topics!

    October 11, 2012

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