PHP Archive

Why Every PHP Application Should Use an OpCache

PHP 5.5 introduced opcode caching into the core via OPCache.  OPCache was previously known as Zend Optimizer+, and although free, was closed source. Zend decided to open source the implementation, and include it in the core PHP distribution. OPCache is also available as an extension through pecl, and is compatible all the ...Read More

Diving Into What’s New in PHP & Node.js Monitoring

In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added quite a few features to our PHP APM solution and announce beta support for Node.js applications. We now have the best APM solution in the market for PHP applications with support for PHP versions 5.2 to 5.5:   Our Java and .NET customers know ...Read More

Tracking PHP Application Events with AppDynamics

Event Tracking All too often PHP engineers find themselves repeating the same tasks to triage their application problems. Issues can range from poorly written code to database bottlenecks, slow remote service API calls, or machine issues including I/O bottlenecks — whether hardware or network related. In certain cases, these issues are nearly ...Read More

Staying current matters: Why to upgrade PHP?

PHP 5.2 was released in 2006. If you are still running PHP 5.2, it is time to join 2013 and upgrade to at least PHP 5.4 if not to the currently stable PHP 5.5.6. There are many reasons to upgrade your PHP stack to the latest and greatest — not only does ...Read More

AppDynamics goes to Forum PHP

The AppDynamics team went to Forum PHP in Paris, France this week. If you are in the area, stop by our booth and say hello. I presented on Scaling PHP in the real world which is a talk based on my series of blog posts on php performance. If you weren’t able ...Read More

PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 2: The Deep Dive

In my first post on this series I covered some basic tips for optimizing performance in php applications. In this post we are going to dive a bit deeper into the principles and practical tips in scaling PHP. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial ...Read More

Tools of the trade for performance and load testing

Your application is fast and scalable, right? How do you know? How often do you run performance or load tests? In this post I will give an overview of the tools of the trade for performance and load testing web applications. Open-Source performance testing tools These tools allow you to load test ...Read More

AppDynamics goes to LonestarPHP

The AppDynamics team is in Addison, Texas this week to showcase AppDynamics for PHP at the LonestarPHP Conference. This event is a great opportunity to meet with the community and connect with thought leaders in the PHP world. Stop by our booth if you’re in the area! Check out the slides from ...Read More

PHP Performance Crash Course, Part 1: The Basics

We all know performance is important, but performance tuning is too often an afterthought. As a result, taking on a performance tuning project for a slow application can be pretty intimidating – where do you even begin? In this series I’ll tell you about the strategies and technologies that (in my experience) ...Read More
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