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High Performance with Laravel Octane

By : Roberto Butti
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Book Image

High Performance with Laravel Octane

5 (2)
By: Roberto Butti

Overview of this book

Laravel Octane is a very powerful component in the Laravel ecosystem that can help you achieve remarkable app performance. With Laravel Octane, you will find tools (queues, cache, and tables) that facilitate a new asynchronous approach for improving application performance. This book highlights how Laravel Octane works, what steps to take in designing an application from the start, what tools you have at your disposal, and how to set up production environments. It provides complete coverage of the strategies, tools, and best practices to make your apps scalable and performant. This is especially important as optimization is usually the overlooked part in the application development lifecycle. You will explore the asynchronous approach in Laravel and be able to release high-performing applications that have a positive impact on the end-user experience. By the end of this book, you will find yourself designing, developing, and releasing high-performance applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: The Architecture
Part 2: The Application Server
Part 3: Laravel Octane – a Complete Tour
Part 4: Speeding Up

Launching Laravel Octane

To launch Laravel Octane, run the following command:

php artisan octane:start

Once Laravel Octane is started you can visit in your browser.

Your browser will be shown the classic Laravel welcome page. There are no visual differences in the welcome pages of Laravel and Laravel Octane. The big difference is the way your application is served via HTTP.

You can control the execution of Octane with some parameters:

  • --host: Default, the IP address the server should bind to
  • --port: Default 8000, the port the server should be available on
  • --workers: Default auto, the number of workers that should be available to handle requests
  • --max-requests: Default 500, the number of requests to process before reloading the server

For example, you can launch Octane with just two workers:

php artisan octane:start --workers=2

So now, open the page at http://localhost:8000 more than twice (two is the number...