Running PHP in Containers on Google Cloud Platform
App Engine is a container-based, auto-scaling hosting environment (PaaS really), running PHP 5 in Google’s Cloud. It let’s you get off the ground quickly, for FREE – then grow to a much, much larger scale with very little effort. All maintained for you by Google. In 2015, PHP got an SLA, free and commercial support.
I’ll talk about Scaling and Performance options for your application, data storage, Databases, Background processing, Task queues, Crons, Memcache, Full text search, communication in and out of App Engine. A little on modules and how to use the provided SDK to build and develop locally. And we’ll look forward to what’s coming – PHP7 and Docker support! I’ll try and point out some of the pitfalls too. You should leave the talk knowing if App Engine is likely to help you save time and worth adding to your bulging toolkit!