Deep Dive: Migrating from a Data Center to AWS

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  • laravel-debugbar

    Laravel Debugbar (Integrates PHP Debug Bar)

    We then used platform-specific performance analysis tools to determine which of these endpoints needed the most attention. The highest-traffic sites we needed to optimize used Laravel, a popular PHP framework. We used Laravel Debugbar to analyze those web apps.

  • Memcached

    memcached development tree

    Most of our refactoring was simple: making hard-coded values configurable, or turning certain features on or off depending on environment. Sending email through SES meant specifying an SMTP hostname and credentials, and in some cases upgrading email delivery to use TLS for improved security. We introduced Memcached to cache database query results and server-side rendered views.

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  • Apache JMeter

    Apache JMeter open-source load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services

    We set up staging environments in AWS to test our new infrastructure. Starting with some relatively modest capacity choices (1-2 t3.small instances per web app), we performed load tests on the most popular pages on each site. We built some simple load testing scripts that wrapped Apache JMeter commands:

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