AWS SQS Driver

The driver uses AWS SQS to store queue data.

You have to add aws/aws-sdk-php extension to your application in order to use it.

Configuration example:

return [
    'bootstrap' => [
        'queue', // The component registers own console commands
    'components' => [
        'queue' => [
            'class' => \yii\queue\sqs\Queue::class,
            'url' => '<sqs url>',
            'key' => '<key>',
            'secret' => '<secret>',
            'region' => '<region>',


Console command is used to execute tasks.

yii queue/listen [timeout]

listen command launches a daemon which infinitely queries the queue. If there are new tasks they're immediately obtained and executed. timeout parameter is number of seconds to wait a job. It uses SQS "Long Polling" feature, that holds a connection between client and a queue.

Important: timeout parameter for SQS driver must be in range between 0 and 20 seconds.

This method is most efficient when command is properly daemonized via supervisor or systemd.

yii queue/run

run command obtains and executes tasks in a loop until queue is empty. Works well with cron.

run and listen commands have options:

  • --verbose, -v: print executing statuses into console.
  • --isolate: verbose mode of a job execute. If enabled, execute result of each job will be printed.
  • --color: highlighting for verbose mode.
yii queue/clear

clear command clears a queue.