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Setup Laravel queue on shared hosting

We specialise in bespoke web and mobile development at Papertank, and we’re proud to use Laravel as our PHP framework of choice on web and API projects. When it comes to hosting a Laravel application, installing on a shared host is perfectly possible, although we normally use a more powerful VPS server for more flexibility and control. We’ve previously blogged about setting up installing Laravel on shared hosting on papertank.co.uk. If you do go down the shared hosting route, you’ll want to make sure you are using a decent web hosting company. This will save a lot of headache and make deploying custom apps much easier. We recommend Cloud Above in Cornwall for great value and support. Modern web apps use queues for background job handling of intensive tasks, allow your API or front-end app to return data, redirect the user, or perform other actions without waiting for the ‘job’ to finish. Laravel’s driver based queue system makes this easy to set up with Beanstalkd, Amazon SQS or Redis. Unfortunately shared hosting makes using these services difficult or impossible, since your host will often forbid installing software or logging in ...
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Glasgow Life

This year has been a big one for us in terms of App Development. Not only have we been producing a variety of our own projects (Trivia Night and Sharpen) but we’ve had the amazing opportunity to work with some really exciting institutions. Glasgow Life We were fortunate enough to get to work with a selection of Glasgow’s finest ...