Best way to start `php artisan queue:work` for a Laravel Digital Ocean App and keep it running?

I am setting up a Laravel queue on my Digital Ocean App. Typically I have used supervisor but I have read it is problematic in this environment. This question says that using a Worker Component is the best way to do this, but I have no idea how to set one up.

I would need the worker to run the artisan command php artisan queue:work inside the main app’s primary directory and make sure it stays running after every rebuild after the app is ready.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Sri Charan Madhavapeddi
DigitalOcean Employee
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July 31, 2023


App Platform does not have an services that handle explicit queues or background jobs.

However we have a bunch of options for implementing these to fit your needs:

  • Worker components can continuously monitor and work on jobs
  • Internal Services are services that are not exposed to the public internet but can expose internally to other services and operate like a worker
  • Functions can handle running tasks as long as 15 minutes and be trigger via http call

Sample code is available here:

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Sri Charan

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