PHP at Scale on the Microsoft Platform

This video series will walk you through how easy it is to deploy a PHP web site on the Microsoft Platform. In the first set of this series we'll use Drupal 7 as an example and show how to properly deploy and configure for scale on Windows Server 2008, starting from the basic installation up to the creation of a highly scalable web farm with load balancing features and much more. We'll deeply explore the IIS 7.5 platform, including URL Rewrite, WinCache for PHP which provides opcode and user data cache features, Application Request Routing, WebFarm Framework which provides reverse proxy features and AppFabric Cache for distributed cache support. As a bonus we'll also cover an OSS command line tool Drush which is commonly used in the Drupal community and show how we've worked with the community to make this compatible with Windows.

We have a ton of deeply technical content to cover so buckle up and get ready for the ride! Microsoft MVP and Red Hat Certified Engineer Alessandro Pilotti will be your guide through this series.

  • 1. Deploying Drupal with Web Platform Installer
    9 minutes, 30 seconds
  • 2. Deploying Drupal Without Web Platform Installer
    10 minutes, 37 seconds
  • 3. Building Drupal Web Farms with IIS – part 1
    21 minutes, 10 seconds
  • 4. Building Drupal Web Farms with IIS – part 2
    30 minutes, 59 seconds
  • 5. IIS URL Rewrite Module
    21 minutes, 19 seconds
  • 6. Web Deployment Tool for Drupal sites
    19 minutes, 55 seconds
  • 7. PHP and FastCGI Performance Optimization
    38 minutes, 32 seconds
  • 8. Drupal, Memcached and Solr on Windows
    38 minutes, 48 seconds
  • 9. Drupal on IIS with SQL Server
    41 minutes, 26 seconds
  • 10. Managing Drupal on Windows with Drush
    29 minutes, 42 seconds