2014-01-30 10:27:45 - Kolbermoor, January 30, 2014 – One of the Development Teams at TechDivision GmbH has been working for over a year with the development of open source technology. This new technology would like to establish itself as the official standard for the middleware solutions for PHP Enterprise environment. With the recently published beta version of appserver.io – a PHP Applications Server – it has reached its first state, which confirms the previously promising approaches and hints at a first glimpse of the power and scope of modern PHP applications. Appserver.io supports multi-threading, real scalability and security and it is lightning fast.
Analog to known solutions like JBoss from the Java environment that are fully implemented in PHP, the PHP- Applications-Server will provide developers of major projects media term services which greatly simplifies the development of software projects of all sizes, speeds, and thus helps to save time and money.
The first milestone is the servlet container that can be seen as a simplified Web server. Its architecture allows developers much stronger influence on internal processes and hence to take on the performance.
The now larger feedback from the international PHP community shows that demand and interest for new and innovative solutions exists. The use of POSIX threads can be seen as a quite innovation. Only with the entry of this technology that
is already widespread is a high-performance and robust implementation possible. The complete component-based architecture contains all the necessary services in a basic version, but also provides the basis for the development of own components and services. Distinct services can be integrated easily and efficiently and can easily be enabled or disabled via configuration.
Besides, for the operator the completely transparent middleware solution also brings its own administration area which in the near future will set the new standards of usability, monitoring and administration when compared to competing products. Applications like Magento can comfortably be installed, configured and if needed uninstalled, just via a drag and drop. The system Administrator or operator will be able to see at a glance all the important information about Server and applications.
The just published Beta-version does provide the following features:
- Logging with Monolog
- Generic Management API
- HTTP Basic + Digest Authentication for Servlet Container
- Integrated Annotations for Session Beans
- Administrator-Interface with Drag-and-Drop PHAR Installer
- Automatized Build- and Deployment with Travis-CI
- Support for Environment Variables in XML-Configurationfiles
- Merging of XML-Configurationfiles
- Integration of WebSockets
- Magento CE 1.7.x + 1.8.x Demo Applications support
- Significant Performance-optimization
At this point of time the implementation of functions like Clustering, Framing and Deployment as well as HA, which can also be done easily and mostly automated within the Admin area, is in development. By doing so, we rely on proven technologies such as Elasticsearch.
The latest appserver.io beta version for Debian based Linux Versions as well as for Mac OS X can be downloaded from www.appserver.io as well as via Github. For the next release, a Windows version as well as a version for Fedora based Linux distributions are planned.
TechDivision GmbH plans on the basis of the Applications-Server a business model completely new in the PHP environment. It will contain Support, Training and Consulting as well as providing the opportunity to its partners as well as the community to participate in an exciting and pioneering technology to develop new markets. Stay tuned, more information will be communicated the next couple weeks.
TechDivision is an established internet provider and supports for many years well-known national and international clients in the integrated planning, design and implementation of web-based technologies.
Beside small business customers also international corporations, such as Meggle or Ferrero, trust in the expertise and experience of TechDivision. Currently TechDivision has got three locations in Rosenheim / Kolbermoor, Munich and Lübeck.
For more information about TechDivision visit www.techdivision.com.