RabbitMQ is available on Hypernode for all Excellence plans and all Professional M plans and up. Check the changelog here.

What is RabbitMQ?

Because Magento is a heavy and slow application, tasks are preferably executed in the background. To run tasks in the background you need queues. RabbitMQ is message-queueing software where queues can be defined. Applications can connect to the queue and transfer a message onto it. This way you can (for example) import many products into Magento without having to wait a substantial time until the process is finished. The import takes place in the background.

The main idea behind queues is to avoid doing a resource-intensive task immediately and having to wait for it to complete. Instead you can schedule the task to be done later. The task is wrapped-up as a message and sent to a queue. A worker process running in the background will pop the tasks and eventually execute the job.

Details RabbitMQ on Hypernode

  • Hypernode installs and runs RabbitMQ if the hosting plan supports it AND if you have explicitly enabled it
  • RabbitMQ can be enabled / disabled via the hypernode-api or hypernode-systemctl commandline tool
  • RabbitMQ will be disabled automatically when you downgrade your hosting plan that does not support it
  • When upgrading or downgrading your hosting plan, any exchanges, queues, users and persistent messages (non-transient) will be transferred to your new Hypernode. Even if your new hosting plan does not support RabbitMQ, the data will be kept.
  • The data is also kept if RabbitMQ disabled. After re-enabling it again, you still have your queues, users, etc.

How to enable RabbitMQ

RabbitMQ is available on Hypernode for all Excellence plans and all Professional M plans and up.

Enabling RabbitMQ can be done via de commandline tool or the Hypernode API.

As an app user you enable RabbitMQ this way:

Use False to turn it off.

If your hosting plan does not support RabbitMQ, you will receive the following message:

Access RabbitMQ

  • RabbitMQ only binds on localhost
  • The default admin account is username guest and password guest. You can change and add users via the admin interface.
  • You can access the admin interface e.g. by forwarding the tcp port via SSH:

ssh app@appname.hypernode.io -L 55672:localhost:15672

Use your browser to go to localhost:55672 and logon using guest/guest.

Another way to access the admin interface is via hypernode-vpn

RabbitMQ and Magento

You need to make some changes in Magento in order to use RabbitMQ. For example in /data/web/magento2/app/etc/env.php: