Our stack is built was built from scratch with performance, security and reliability in mind. This page covers the main components of the amazee.io stack.
- Operating System: Ubuntu
- Webserver: Nginx
- Frontend Caching: Varnish
- FastCGI Process Manager: PHP-FPM
- Server-side Scripting Language: PHP
- Database: MariaDB
- Search: Apache Solr
Operating System: Ubuntu
Every browser request needs to be forwarded to PHP and Drupal. amazee.io uses the industry-standard, super-fast webserver NGINX; not only for PHP but also for HTTPS offloading. Should you require a special configuration, feel free to apply your custom nginx settings.
Frontend Caching: Varnish
Varnish is an HTTP accelerator designed for content-heavy dynamic websites. Varnish is used by many high-profile, high-traffic websites including Wikipedia or The Guardian. We're using Varnish since a long time and he never let us down. As traffic spikes, he'll get you covered.
FastCGI Process Manager: PHP-FPM
PHP-FPM is a FastCGI Process manager for PHP and takes care of running the requests which are sent to the Webserver.
Server-side Scripting Language: PHP
Every request is passed from PHP-FPM to PHP and is executed there. amazee.io supports PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0.
MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the well-known MySQL database system. It's intended to be a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It comes with a couple of performance enhancements and new storage engines such as XtraDB.
Search: Apache Solr
Solr is a search engine based on Apache Lucene™ which is used by Drupal modules such as Search API Solr Search.
Drush: Drupal Console
Drush is a command line shell interface for Drupal. At amazee.io Drush is used for connecting and synchronizing different sites within a sitegroup. Beside of that Drush is perfect for running your administrative tasks within a Drupal site, like downloading modules, installing modules, exporting configuration, etc.
Dependency Manager for PHP: Composer
Web development would be much more complicated if there weren't any Dependency managers around. Composer assists you keeping track of the dependencies used in your web application.
NodeJS / NPM
amaze.io ships per default with NodeJS 6 LTS, but you can define any other NodeJS version via the
.amazeeio.yml files, read more about them.
Yarn Package Manager is a full replacement for npm (Node Package Manager) — and it’s a lot faster. Yarn has a built-in local cache, plus its own (and enforced) lock file.