Speaker:Thijs Feryn

Most PHP talks are given from the point of view of people who work on a project internally. These people are mostly developers, designers, project managers, QA’s and there’s even an occasional business man who shares his opinion on PHP. I would like to talk about PHP through the eyes of a hoster. Eventually a project is going to get hosted on the internet and in a lot of cases an external webhosting company will take care of that. As the support manager and open source evangelist of a large hosting company, I will bring you a story about how a hoster experiences the wonderful world of PHP, about what can go wrong for customers and about how a webhoster can solve these issues.

This tale describes everyday situations in 45 minutes where PHP is a blessing as well as a burden. This includes:

  • Ensuring harmony on a shared server
  • Migrating applications from other servers
  • Dealing with hacked websites
  • Boosting performance
  • Teaching customers how to make their apps scale
  • Solving code issues serverwise
  • Securing applications
  • Patching, debugging & profiling

If you wish, you can also download the slides from this session