Introducing AppDynamics for PHP

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It’s been about 12 years since I last scripted in PHP. I pretty much paid my way through college building PHP websites for small companies that wanted a web presence. Back then PHP was the perfect choice, because nearly all the internet service providers had PHP support for free if you registered domain names with them. Java and .NET wasn’t an option for a poor smelly student like me, so I just wrote standard HTML with embedded scriplets of PHP code and bingo–I had dynamic web pages.

Today, 244 million websites run on PHP which is almost 75% of the web. That’s a pretty scary statistic. If only I’d kept coding PHP back when I was 21, I’d be a billionaire by now! PHP is a pretty good example of how open-source technology can go viral and infect millions of developers and organizations world-wide.

AppDynamics helps Media Customer solve Production Slowdown

Whilst disrupting the APM marketplace is a primary objective for AppDynamics, our ultimate goal is to help customers manage applications performance and solve real world problems using our software. Our unique visibility allows customers to fully understand how their business transactions execute across their infrastructure, so when they slow down, our customers know the where, what and why . I reached out to our customers over the last six weeks and asked them to document how our X-Ray visibility has helped them solve real business problems. The best submission each quarter wins a brand new MacBook Air with runners up receiving t-shirts.

The winner this quarter came from an Media and Entertainment company in the US. Once again, the X-Ray below was documented by the customer and it shows how AppDynamics was able to solve a performance issue in production that had hampered their application for over two years!