12 Tips for Laravel Performance Optimization in 2020

12 Tips for Laravel Performance Optimization in 2020

Since its emergence in 2011, Laravel has become a very popular option for developing business-focused applications including information management systems (popularly known as business information management systems) and eCommerce platforms. One important aspect of this popularity is Laravel performance optimization that allows developers to finetune the performance of Laravel apps.

Why Businesses Should Focus on Laravel Performance Optimization

The structure of the framework and the associated libraries ensures that developers are able to create powerful code with minimum effort. However, the code still has room for optimization that could be used for Laravel performance tuning to ensure smooth performance after deployment.

Performance and optimization are two key factors that determine the success of every business application. In this context, ensuring the performance of the Laravel application is a crucial skill that every developer should be able to deliver to their clients. Since Laravel is often used to build business information systems, the performance of Laravel powered applications has serious implications for the success of the business. In many cases, the management information systems that provide decision making support to management layers need to be fast and high performing at all times.

Laravel Performance Optimization

In this article, I have collected several important tips for optimizing Laravel 5.5 apps performance. I believe these tips would prove to of great help to Laravel developers who are responsible for maintaining Laravel powered business apps.

For the purpose of demonstrating the ideas discussed in this article, I will use an Employee Management System in Laravel.

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Prerequisites

For the purpose of this tutorial, I assume that you have a Laravel application installed on a web server. My setup is:

  • Laravel 5.5
  • PHP 7.1
  • MySQL

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Tips to Improve Laravel Performance

  1. Config caching
  2. Routes caching
  3. Remove Unused Service
  4. Classmap optimization
  5. Optimizing the composer autoload
  6. Limit Use Of Plugins
  7. JIT Compiler
  8. Choose

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This article was written by Pardeep Kumar and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.

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