Category Archives: IBM Cloud

Can you run PHP on IBM Bluemix (Cloud Foundry)?

Yes! I was confused about running PHP on IBM’s Bluemix Cloud services, but thanks to Daniel Krook he pointed me in the right direction. He recommends that you use Mikusa’s build pack which has a simple 30 second tutorial on how to deploy

https://github.com/dmikusa-pivotal/cf-php-build-pack

The big confusion for me is that they have a thing called BlueMix.net and Cloud Foundry and its hard to decipher what is IBM’s cloud service. Unlike Amazon, which simply uses Amazon Webservices. “Bluemix is built on Cloud Foundry” – Bradley Holt, so BlueMix is like your app built on top of PHP runtime. They also offer runtimes for java, node.js, Ruby, BUT no PHP in their documentation https://www.ng.bluemix.net/docs/#.

More info on BlueMix and PHP from Daniel Krook: https://bitly.com/cf-for-php

Another Example: https://github.com/IBM-Bluemix/todo-apps/tree/master/php