In this white paper, we describe in detail the three key areas you need to understand to successfully launch and manage business-critical PHP applications in the cloud.
� How to understand and minimize complexity when migrating PHP applications to the cloud
� A customizable best-practices approach to deploying and managing PHP applications in the cloud for High Availability
� A joint solution from RightScale and Zend that helps organizations deploy and manage PHP applications in the cloud
Organizations are attracted to cloud computing because the technology gives them a highly available resource that can power business agility many times faster than traditional on-premise infrastructure investment. Applications can be launched quickly and efficiently in the cloud to meet dynamic demand, providing companies with an edge in areas such as new product development or supporting marketing campaigns. Better yet, the cloud can help IT organizations deliver expected application performance and high availability with less strain on tightly-budgeted capital and human resources.
RightScale and Zend have teamed up to provide organizations with a faster process for deploying their PHP applications on the cloud with a pre-configured open Platform as a Service (PaaS). This solution provides a process to quickly initiate a pre-configured, 3-tier high availability (HA) architecture while maintaining the ability to customize and control the cloud environment if needed.
Ensuring good performance is key to the success of any website. This white paper presents the results of performance benchmarks for comparing several common PHP runtime environments and configurations. The application used for benchmarking is Drupal, the open source social publishing platform. Tested runtime environments included plain PHP, Zend Server (www.zend.com/products/server), and open source optimizers, such as APC and WinCache. For the purpose of this benchmark, a simple Drupal website was set up and tested in various commonly used Windows and Linux configurations.