Laravel queues are powerfull and often adds quite a lot of flexibility to the system. While this is great – it can be very tricky to manage their priorities and ensure that they only run in specific order or if it’s really important – you run it as a priority over everything else.
Processing CSVs, resizing images, converting video...these are all intensive, time-consuming tasks that may take a computer seconds, minutes or hours to complete.
When the client requests something in a typical web app, the web server is able to handle the request in a few seconds or less. A response is then sent to the client to inform it of the outcome.