Constructing and maintaining a fault-tolerant, high-performance cloud-based web application environment doesn’t magically happen; you must take deliberate steps to ensure that your environment is maintainable and available 24/7, even in the event of failures. In this May 4th, 2017 presentation, Brian DeShong explores some of the best practices to apply when hosting your PHP-based applications on Amazon Web Services. Topics in this talk include operating web servers, relational databases, load balancers, file storage, CDNs, and monitoring.
About Brian: Brian is Director of Engineering at ShootProof, an Atlanta-based company building web-based tools for professional photographers.
Brian has spent over 15 years in the industry, primarily building and maintaining web applications of all shapes and sizes. He has spent many of his years in highly-trafficked environments, working primarily with the LAMP stack, Oracle, and, more recently, Amazon Web Services. He has always been deeply involved in infrastructure and systems administration, which has given him a very broad skill set. He has also spent a number of years developing for Apple platforms. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife and daughter.