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How to use Amazon S3 for persistent file storage on AppFog

Over on the AppFog blog, I’ve posted a tutorial on using Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) in conjunction with a PHP application. I’ve used a very handy S3 for PHP module to manage PHP-to-S3 interactions. Check it out!

How to download your entire application, not just code, from PHP Fog

The other day, I posted a tutorial on migrating your application code from PHP Fog to AppFog, followed by a tutorial on migrating MySQL databases between the platforms. For some users, migrating application code via git clone will accomplish everything that needs to be accomplished. But PHP users know that many PHP frameworks, from WordPress Read more…

How to migrate your data from PHP Fog to AppFog

On Monday, I posted a tutorial on how to migrate your application code from PHP Fog to AppFog. But as all of you know, migrating code is only one part of the process of migrating an application across platforms. Migrating your data is an equally essential part of that process. In this tutorial, I will Read more…

Migrating your PHP application code from PHP Fog to AppFog

Please not that I will not be covering data migration in this post. I will be covering that in just a few days. This tutorial will show you how to migrate only your application code to AppFog. We know that a lot of PHP Fog users have checked out AppFog, and that some of you have even migrated apps Read more…

PHP is coming to mobile, and it’s about d***ed time

It’s no secret that mobile development is hot and heating up. It’s also no secret that we here at AppFog are huge PHP fans. In the past few months, we’ve given several spirited defenses of PHP, doing our part to fight against an ocean of FUD and misinformation. We simply think that it’s no accident Read more…

PHP Fog DB Outage Postmortem

Over the past month the team at AppFog has been working on migrating all of our users to a new, more robust and stable shared database service. This migration did not happen fast enough. As a consequence, one of our shared database servers became unstable Monday leaving many apps unavailable. We cannot apologize enough for Read more…

Post-mortem on last week’s Git glitch

The problem Last week, from roughly 2pm PST on Monday until 5 am PST on Tuesday, many PHP Fog users experienced significant disruptions in Git operations, mostly involving permission denials and closed connections. The result: many users had trouble deploying new apps and managing current apps. Critical files which manage authorization to our Git infrastructure Read more…

On Outages, Responsibility, and Transparency

PHP Fog customers chose PHP Fog, they did not choose the datacenter vendor. We chose the datacenter vendor, which means that it is our responsibility to ensure your apps don’t go down and restore them quickly when they do. Over the weekend, around ⅓ of PHP Fog apps unfortunately had some service disruptions for some Read more…

Post-mortem on AWS Outage

As many of you know already, Amazon’s AWS East data center in Northern Virginia was affected by a major power outage last night. The company reported at 8:50 pm: “We are investigating degraded performance for some volumes in a single AZ [availability zone] in the us-east-1 region.” It was not until 3:26 AM PT that Read more…

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