Use swoole to speed up your laravel app


Use swoole to speed up your laravel app

Swoole  Is a production level asynchronous programming framework developed for PHP. It is a pure C development extension. It allows PHP developers to write high-performance and scalable concurrent TCP, UDP, UNIX socket, HTTP and websocket services in PHP without having too much non blocking I / O programming and low-level Linux kernel knowledge. You can put   Swoole   Imagine nodejs, but it will have higher performance for PHP.

Why run laravel on the swoole?

The following figure shows the life cycle of PHP. As you can see, every time you run a PHP script, PHP needs to initialize the module and start the Zend engine for your running environment. And compile the PHP script into opcodes for the Zend engine to execute.

However, such a lifecycle needs to be executed every time a request is made. Because the environment created by a single request is destroyed immediately after the request is executed.

In other words, in the traditional PHP life cycle, a lot of time is wasted creating and destroying resources for script execution. Imagine a framework like laravel, how many files need to be loaded in each request? It also wastes a lot of I / O operations
Use swoole to speed up your laravel app

So what if we use the built-in application level server in swoole, and all script files can be saved in memory after loading once? That’s why we need to try running laravel on swoole. Swoole can provide powerful performance, while laravel can provide elegant code structure. These two are a perfect combination!


Here isswooletw/laravel-swooleMain features of the system:

  • stay   Swoole run   Laravel / lumen applications
  • Excellent performance up to 30x
  • Sandbox mode isolates the application container
  • Support running websocket server in laravel application
  • support  agreement
  • Supports cross process sharing of the Poole table

Install using Composer:

$ composer require swooletw/laravel-swoole

This package is dependent on swoole  。 Before using this package, please make sure that your machine has the correct swoole installed. Use the following command to quickly install (Linux):

pecl install swoole

After installing this extension, you need to edit php.ini to add

php -i | grep php.ini                      # check the php.ini file location
sudo echo "" > php.ini  # add the to the end of php.ini
php -m | grep swoole                       # check if the swoole extension has been enabled

visit  Official website  Get more information.

Note: swoole now only supports Linux and OSX. The windows server does not support it yet.

Then, add a service provider:

If you use   Laravel, where are you  config/app.phpAdd the service provider to the service provider array:

    'providers' => [

If you use   Lumen, please add the following code to  bootstrap/app.php


This package supports automatic package discovery mechanism. If you are running laravel 5.5 or above, you can skip this step.

Set up and run

Now, you can execute the following command to start the swoole HTTP service.

$ php artisan swoole:http start

Then you can see the following information:

Starting swoole http server...
Swoole http server started: <>

You can now access enter the laravel application.


Test with MacBook Air 13 inch (2015) and clean lumen 5.5 project:
Benchmarking tools:  wrk

wrk -t4 -c100

FPM based nginx

Running 10s test @
  4 threads and 100 connections
  Thread Stats   Avg      Stdev     Max   +/- Stdev
    Latency     1.14s   191.03ms   1.40s    90.31%
    Req/Sec    22.65     10.65    50.00     65.31%
  815 requests in 10.07s, 223.65KB read
Requests/sec:     80.93
Transfer/sec:     22.21KB

Swoole HTTP service

Running 10s test @
  4 threads and 100 connections
  Thread Stats   Avg      Stdev     Max   +/- Stdev
    Latency    11.58ms    4.74ms  68.73ms   81.63%
    Req/Sec     2.19k   357.43     2.90k    69.50%
  87879 requests in 10.08s, 15.67MB read
Requests/sec:   8717.00
Transfer/sec:      1.55MB

More information

stay  Github RepoTo view the official package, you can also refer to  Official documents  For more information.

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