Beanstalkd on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

If you’re not familiar with Beanstalkd, you probably should be.  It’s an awesomely fast, simple to use, zero-config (configuration is optional) work queue.  I use it with Laravel, but it works equally well for other tasks as well.  We recently deployed a Laravel application to AWS Elastic Beanstalk and needed to run Beanstalkd on the EC2 instances that would be spun up.  Here’s a short gist that will get you up and running with Beanstalkd in no time.  Just add this file to your .ebextensions folder and you’re all set! Continue Reading…

s3fs-fuse and AWS Elastic Beanstalk

If you’re using WordPress or another web application that utilizes uploads in a load balanced and autoscaled environment, you know what a pain it can be to manage the uploads so they don’t disappear when an instance shuts down. Likewise, you need to make sure that every instance would have to have a copy of the resources because a request could go to any of them. Continue Reading…