Last Modified: 10.10.2012
As mentioned above, PHP applications differ from static HTML pages in respect to server administration and preparation for the efficient performance.
However, what kind of projects can we call large, and when do we need a special preparation and configuration of web systems for faster PHP code execution?
A range of factors glue together making a project large scale requiring proper configuration and administration:
- high daily traffic;
- high peak loads;
- complex business logic making page caching impossible;
- large interactive projects: forums, blogs;
- many user pages and sections;
- large amount of data;
- insufficient hardware resources with respect to the above factors.
Practice shows that even if you follow only some of the recommendations, you will make PHP much faster. In this course, we shall conclude the required minimum configuration recommendations, and discuss Windows issues in more detail.