30th September*,
1st & 2nd October
Manchester, UK

Harald Zeitlhofer

Harald Zeitlhofer has 15+ years of experience as an architect and developer of enterprise ERP solutions and web applications with a main focus on efficient and performant business processes, usability and application design. As a Technology Strategist in Dynatrace’s Centre of Excellence team he influences the Dynatrace product strategy by working closely with customers and driving their performance management and improvement at the front line. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetup groups around the world. Follow him at @HZeitlhofer

Conference Day 1

Running PHP on NGINX - tips and tricks for high performance websites

Saturday 1st October 12:00 - 12:50

An increasing number of websites is based on the high speed HTTP server Nginx, which has already relegated Apache to second place in marketshare among the top 100k websites. Lightweight Nginx is very powerful in serving static content, but also commonly used as a reverse proxy or load balancer. Other than in Apache there is no loadable PHP module for Nginx, but it allows requests to be passed to the PHP Fast Process Manager via a fastcgi interface. But what is it that makes Nginx that fast? Is it a good idea to run PHP applications on Nginx? And what would it need to take full advantage of it? In this session we will talk about leveraging Nginx for high performance websites and proper settings for serving PHP requests efficiently.


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