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12 top PHP frameworks for web developers to consider in 2023

PHP, or Hypertext Preprocessor (originally Personal Home Page), is an open-source server-side scripting language used for developing dynamic websites and web applications. It’s extremely popular, too — more than 75% of all websites were still using PHP as of October 2022, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. It’s free to download and use and powerful enough to run some of the biggest websites on the internet (WordPress, Facebook, and Wikipedia, just to name a few).


Scheduling Tasks in PHP

In the scenario where you want to execute tasks repeatedly at a specific time and have full control over when they are executed and how the results are handled, it makes sense to build this into your application instead of setting up a cron job, for example. I’d like to give you a quick example of how you can achieve this in PHP using two great libraries, ReactPHP and cron-expression. ReactPHP is an event-driven programming library that has an event loop at its core.


How to Monitor PHP-FPM with Prometheus

PHP is one of the most popular open source programming languages on the internet, used for web development platforms such as Magento, WordPress, or Drupal. In addition to all PHP bases, PHP-FPM is the most popular alternative implementation of PHP FastCGI. It has additional features which are really useful for high-traffic websites. In this article, you’ll learn how to monitor PHP-FPM with Prometheus.

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Making sure routes and config files are cached in a Laravel app

In a typical Laravel application, you'll likely to have many routes, config files and possible some events. In your development environment these routes and config files will loaded and registered in each request. The performance penalty for this is not too big. In a production environment, you want to cache these things. Laravel makes this easy by offering a couple of Artisan commands that you can use in your deployment procedure.


How to Optimize Laravel Application Performance

With the growing pace of tech-oriented companies, software development is picking up. Many new tech stacks are coming into the world to make the development process easier, and a lot of these new companies are using PHP as the backend framework for their apps. PHP, with its various version updates, has grown popular among developers. Most PHP developers have heard and worked with Laravel at least once.


How to Increase PHP Memory Limits

Why are PHP memory limits important to your website development journey? PHP is a famous backend technology that is used by many tech giants for supporting their applications. PHP gives many advanced features for making web pages dynamic and integrating some features you can not simply get using javascript, HTML, and CSS. Whenever you set up a new PHP project, some memory is allocated automatically. This memory is mostly suitable for general applications.


The ultimate logging series: Logging using PHP functions

In part one of our PHP logging blog series, we discussed what logging is and covered the basics of creating logs in PHP applications using the PHP system logger. While the PHP system logger automatically records critical events like errors in code-execution, a more customized logging setup can be achieved using PHP functions. For part two, let's look at the basics of creating custom error logs by calling PHP functions.

PHP - Monitoring a PHP application with OpenTelemetry and SigNoz

In this tutorial, we will use OpenTelemetry to instrument a PHP application for telemetry data. It’s essential to monitor your PHP application for performance issues and bugs. Application owners need good telemetry data from their application in order to monitor it effectively. That’s where OpenTelemetry comes into the picture. OpenTelmetry provides client libraries for many programming languages, including PHP, which can be used to instrument applications.

OpenTelemetry PHP | Monitoring a PHP application with OpenTelemetry

PHP is a widely popular server-side language and enjoys the top spot in terms of market share. Many world-famous organizations like Facebook have their applications written in PHP. WordPress, which powers 43% of all websites, is also built on PHP. In this tutorial, we will use OpenTelemetry to instrument a PHP application for telemetry data. It’s essential to monitor your PHP application for performance issues and bugs.