This package is used to add all the required configuration and code to use and process your queues through amazon-sqs easily

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This package is used to add all the required configuration and code to use and process your queues through amazon-sqs easily for laravel application deployed on heroku


First, include the package in your dependencies in your composer.json file:

composer require fire-queue/amazon-sqs-job

Run the following command to bring the sample job file from package to the App/Jobs folder of your project

php artisan vendor:publish

Running the above command will print something like this:


From the above we select the number 9 that is against


What this will essentially is migrate copy the file SampleJob.php file to your the App/Jobs folder of your project. Thus make sure App/Jobs folder is already there for this file to successfully move from package to your project.


  1. Add the following variables to your .env file. This are just sample key:values , please update them as per your configuration

  2. Add the following to your app/queue.php under connections array:

    'sqs-fifo' => [
    'driver' => 'sqs-fifo',
    'key' => env('AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID'),
    'secret' => env('AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY'),
    'prefix' => env('SQS_PREFIX', ''),
    'queue' => env('SQS_QUEUE', 'your-queue-name'),
    'suffix' => env('SQS_SUFFIX'),
    'region' => env('AWS_DEFAULT_REGION', 'us-east-1'),
    'group' => 'default',
    'deduplicator' => 'unique'

Heroku Worker Setup

You need to include the following worker in your Procfile

worker: php artisan queue:restart && php artisan queue:work --tries=3

This will restart and put the queue to work whenever your application starts.

Heroku Worker Configuration

To scale up heroku , and use more than 1 worker, you have to use the following command:

heroku ps:scale web=1 worker=5

In this way 1 Web Dyno and 5 Worker Dynos will be deployed. Also please note if you are using Free or hobby tier on Heroku running this command will give the following error

Cannot update to more than 1 Free size dynos per process type.

So you have to upgrade to above free and hobby tier.

You can use the following command to see worker logs:

heroku logs --tail --ps worker

this will print all the logs of the worker as shown below in the screenshot

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To kill or downscale the workers you have to run the following:

heroku ps:scale web=1 worker=0

in this way all the workers will be shutdown and after that you can scale back to any number of workers by running old command of

heroku ps:scale web=1 worker=5

Also note , when you change your code in the JOB file, you need to follow the above process again as workers cache the code in each of the JOB files it runs. so its required to kill/destroy them and deploy new workers instead which will take up the new version of the code file.