It's 2024 and, while AWS still doesn't have an official PHP runtime for Lambda, it doesn't need one thanks to both custom runtime and container support in Lambda. This talk will show you how Lambda custom runtimes work, how to build one that speaks PHP, and how to set up Lambda to either handle web requests or hook into other AWS services to process jobs in a highly elastic manner. As a bonus, you'll see how things work with Lambda's Docker container support, as well as with Bref, the tooling you'll likely want to use if you choose to deploy PHP Lambdas in production without restoring to e.g. Laravel Vapor.
PHP on Lambda with Custom Runtimes
Presented by Ian Littman
Ian Littman is a co-organizer for AustinPHP and MergePHP, helps run Longhorn PHP Conference, helps moderate and administer the phpc.social Mastodon instance, and helps maintain Joind.in and OpenCFP. Coincidentally none of those things run on AWS, but the majority of the work he's done for both contract clients and full-time jobs has been on AWS. These days, he's load-balancing a handful of contract clients from either home or a local coffee shop in Austin, TX...or maybe opining on air travel or telecom, depending on when you catch him.