Cloud Computing: PHP Fog Platform as a Service Scales PHP, MySQL Apps

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-07-01 Print this article Print
PHP Clouds

PHP Clouds

Each subscriber cloud gets its own of EC2 instances, with MySQL database service provided from scalable, multi-tenant MySQL instances.
PHP Fog is one of crop of new services that expand Platform as a Service beyond Java, Ruby and Python to accomodate the popular PHP language. The service, which became publicly available in May, layers caching, load balancing, database scaling and code version control features atop the Amazon Web Services foundation that the service taps for its underlying infrastructure. PHP Fog provides for elasticity by enabling users to spin up multiple EC2 instances which to serve customer PHP applications from behind a load balancer. For a look at PHP Fog in action, check out the product gallery below, and be sure to read eWEEK Labs??í full review.
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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