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How to Easily Increase Laravel Horizon Worker Process

Learn how to easily increase the Laravel Horizon worker process locally without changing the configuration file

Created on Sep 18, 2021


When running Laravel Horizon worker from the terminal "php artisan horizon" it typically will only create 1 worker/process. To easily start more worker processes you can open up a new terminal and call the "php artisan horizon" again.
php artisan horizon
Now when you have many queues, the workload will be shared amongst your worker/process.

Before: Laravel Horizon 1 Process/Worker

Laravel Horizon 1 worker/process

After: Laravel Horizon 2 Process/Worker

Now it will spawn a new process and the workload will be shared.
Laravel Horizon 2 worker/process

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