Systemd is one of the best ways to run a PHP script as a service or to configure a worker. I have used it to configure multiple workers on the same server and it works seamlessly. You do not need to install, supervisor anymore to run your workers.
In this article I have covered the step by step process to configure a service on Linux.
Step 1: Choose a name for your service. Choose the name in relation to the application or the use case so that you remember it in the future.
Step 2: Create a service file with the chosen name.
sudo touch /etc/systemd/system/worker-name-service.service
Step 3: Edit the file and add the service information to it and save the file.
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/worker-name-service.service
Description=My App Notification Worker
ExecStart=/usr/bin/php artisan queue:work
Step 4: Reload the systemd daemon so that the new service is recognised.
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
Step 5: Enable the new service.
sudo systemctl enable worker-name-service
Step 6: Start the new service.
sudo systemctl start worker-name-service
Step 7: Check the status of the service to ensure it is up and running.
sudo systemctl status worker-name-service
If you see the green light then you have successfully configured your worker or php script as a systemd service.
Originally posted on my personal blog.