How to add background tasks in heroku for laravel?

by raphael_tillman , in category: PHP Frameworks , 16 days ago

How to add background tasks in heroku for laravel?

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by deron , 15 days ago

@raphael_tillman 

To add background tasks in Heroku for Laravel, you can use a job queue system like Laravel Horizon or Laravel Queues. Here is a step-by-step guide to adding background tasks in Heroku for Laravel using Laravel Queues:

  1. Install Laravel Queues: First, make sure you have Laravel Queues installed in your Laravel project. You can install it using Composer by running the following command:
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composer require illuminate/queue


  1. Set up the Queue Driver: In your Laravel project's .env file, configure the QUEUE_CONNECTION variable to use a queue driver that works well with Heroku. You can use database, Redis, or other supported queue drivers. For example:
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QUEUE_CONNECTION=database


or

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QUEUE_CONNECTION=redis


  1. Create the Job: Next, create a new job class that extends the Laravel Queues Job class. The job class will contain the logic for the background task you want to run. For example, you can create a new job using the artisan command:
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php artisan make:job ProcessPodcast


  1. Dispatch the Job: To dispatch the job and add it to the queue, you can use the dispatch() method in your Laravel application. For example:
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ProcessPodcast::dispatch($podcast);


  1. Run the Queue Worker: In your Heroku application, you will need to run the queue worker to process the queued jobs. You can do this by adding a Procfile to your project with the following command:
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worker: php artisan queue:work


  1. Scale the Worker: To automatically scale the worker in Heroku, you can use the Heroku CLI to adjust the number of worker processes based on the workload. For example, you can run the following command to scale up the worker:
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heroku ps:scale worker=1


  1. Monitor the Queue: Monitor the queue and worker processes to ensure that the background tasks are being processed correctly. You can use the Heroku dashboard, logs, and other monitoring tools to keep track of the background tasks.


By following these steps, you can add background tasks in Heroku for Laravel using Laravel Queues. This will allow you to offload time-consuming tasks to the background and improve the performance and scalability of your application.