Laravel has queue functionality to enable the app to do asynchronous processes. If we use only laradock's
workspace container to perform
php artisan queue:work, you might want to open a new workspace bash session to do something else. We need something/service that runs the queue jobs in the background to make our life easier. Of course, Laradock has it and it's called
If you have no idea what Laradock is, then please play with it first and set up your laravel application in it by following this guide and then try setup mailhog server, how to configure it and set up a basic artisan command to send a mail here. These two guides will help you (also me to cut the current post length) to get the basics needed to follow this post.
If you follow my first post in the series about the laradock introduction, then we can use the same directories example:
- projects |_ my-awesome-laravel-app |_ laradock
further inside the laradock directory, you will find this file
php-worker\supervisord.d\laravel-worker.conf.example. Duplicate this file into
my-awesome-laravel-app-worker.conf (the name can be different, as long as you end it with
- projects |_ my-awesome-laravel-app |_ laradock |_ php-worker |_ supervisord.d |_ laravel-worker.conf.example |_ my-awesome-laravel-app-worker.conf
Then modify the
my-awesome-laravel-app-worker.conf content into:
[program:my-awesome-laravel-app-worker] process_name=%(program_name)s_%(process_num)02d command=php /var/www/my-awesome-laravel-app/artisan queue:work --sleep=3 --tries=3 --daemon autostart=true autorestart=true numprocs=8 user=laradock redirect_stderr=true
And that's it for the worker configuration.
For the simple demo solution, we can use
database for queue connection. So set the value in the laravel project
.env like this:
... QUEUE_CONNECTION=database ...
If you haven't created the
jobs table, go ahead enter the laradock's workspace bash and execute
php artisan queue:table and
php artisan migrate to create it.
Now execute the simple mail sender command
php artisan example:send-mail as it's instructed in my post about mailhog. If it succeeds, you should see the job enqueued inside the
jobs table in your database.
Say no more, run this command inside your laradock directory:
docker-compose up -d php-worker
Now the queue should do the magic, you should see the email in the mailhog inbox.
Have fun experimenting with php-worker in Laradock
laravel version used: 6.0 LTS