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 M.

    Imformative

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Adam C.

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

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Lee T.

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

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • James F.

    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 J.

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

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Cory F.

    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 Z.

    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 W.

    Very informative like you guys always are.

    February 13, 2013

  • Jake A. S.

    I'm still like an hour away :(

    February 13, 2013

  • Melissa B.

    I am definitely coming but can't RSVP anymore.

    February 13, 2013

    • Adam C.

      See you there.

      February 13, 2013

  • Mathew Z.

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

    February 13, 2013

    • Adam C.

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

      February 13, 2013

    • Lee T.

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

      February 13, 2013

  • Mathew Z.

    maybe if i can get there on time

    February 13, 2013

  • Adrian C.

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

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Alex D.

    I have a conflict.

    February 12, 2013

  • Lee T.

    !

    February 12, 2013

  • Mathew Z.

    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 C.

    Who is going to give this talk?

    1 · October 11, 2012

    • Adam C.

      Your the man. Plenty of time to get this one ready. I'm excited!

      October 11, 2012

    • Ilan B.

      James, I'm looking forward to this meet up, let me know if you need anything.

      October 22, 2012

  • Pablo G.

    Awesome topics!

    October 11, 2012

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