Category: tutorial

Install, configure and protect Awstats for multiple nginx vhost on Debian

There’s already a lot of tutorial on internet on how to install awstats for nginx. I didn’t find any for the configuration I wanted, so I’ll write one, for my record. I have some custom needs, let’s suppose I have 3 domains : master-domain.com alpha.com beta.com And I want to have stats for the 2 […]

CakeResque 3.0 : welcoming the Scheduled Jobs

CakeResque 3.0 was just freshly baked. The most important feature of this version is the support of scheduled jobs. In addition to the possibility of queuing a job for a later execution, you can now specify when to queue the job. Scheduling jobs Queuing a job on a future date You can know specify when […]

Background jobs with php and resque: part 8, a glance at php-resque-ex

In all the previous part of this tutorial serie, we were using php-resque. But in some cases, this original library is not enough. Php-resque-ex is a fork of php-resque, and provides additional features. It has the same API as php-resque, and can replace it without problems.

Background jobs with php and resque: part 7, Manage workers with Fresque

Fresque is a command line tool to manage your php-resque workers Fresque removes all the hassles of manipulating process, pipe, daemon and other cli-guru related commands when managing php resque workers. Instead of starting a worker with this command: QUEUE=notification php resque.php You use: fresque start –queue notification You begin to see its real usefulness […]

Background jobs with php and resque: part 6, integration into CakePHP

Using background jobs inside a php framework with php-resque is a little bit different, as the framework is imposing its own convention. Let’s see how to create background jobs in CakePHP, with the CakeResque plugin. CakeResque is a CakePHP plugin for creating background jobs that can be processed offline later. CakeResque is more than a […]

Background jobs with php and resque: part 5, creating jobs

Now that you have some workers running, let’s feed them some jobs. In this part, we’ll try to understand what’s a job, and how to refactor your application to implement background jobs. What’s a job A job is a written order to tell the workers to execute a particular task. This order looks like: Mail, […]

Background jobs with php and resque: part 4, managing worker

This guide is intended for Linux and OS X users. Windows users will have to adapt some code to make them works. Understanding the internal works Technically, a worker is a PHP process that will run indefinitely, always monitoring for new jobs to execute. Pseudo-code of a worker’s internal: while (true) { $jobs = pullData(); […]

Background jobs with php and resque: part 3, installation

As said in part 2, we’ll use php-resque for our queue system. In this part, I’ll explain how to install all the tools needed to run php-resque, a port of Resque. Resque (pronounced like “rescue”) is a Redis-backed library for creating background jobs, placing those jobs on multiple queues, and processing them later. Obviously, we’ll […]

Background jobs with php and resque: part 2, queue system

As said in part 1, a queue is needed to save the jobs. Worker will then poll this queue at a defined interval to execute these jobs.

Background jobs with php and resque: part 1, introduction

Background jobs are jobs that are executed outside the main flow of your program, and usually handled by a queue system. This first tutorial of the serie will introduce what’s a background job and its importance. Part 1 : Introduction Part 2 : Queue system Part 3 : Installation Part 4 : Worker Part 5 […]