Posted 30 April 2005 by Robert Peake.

Having ploughed through writing my upcoming article for PHP Magazine on “Farming PHP” I am still motivated to think deeply about PHP in the enterprise and, specifically, under high volumes of web traffic. Having come through several industries in a variety of capacities where PHP is being used effectively for business-critical operations, I am used to responding to concerns about PHP in the enterprise. The one that I am planning to tackle in my next article is that, “PHP runs heavy.”

Dealing with this consideration really comes down to three points:

Armed with a solid benchmarking tool like ab, these three principles comprise a solid foundation for running PHP in the enterprise for very high volume sites. I look forward to fleshing these ideas out in the coming days and responding to your feedback about high performance PHP in the enterprise.



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