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Re: [vox-tech] Alternative to PHP Scripting
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Re: [vox-tech] Alternative to PHP Scripting

On Tue, 12 Jul 2011, Gandalf  Parker wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
>> I've been trying to use PHP to create a backup script that would read
>> filenames from a directory, then copy those filenames into a .zip file, then
>> delete the original files. I wrote a PHP script to do this, but it seemed to
>> spawn so many httpd child processes that the server load skyrocketed and
>> users weren't able to get to our website.
>> So my question is, what other options do I have for performing this sort of
>> task?
> Im not seeing what the web interfacing is. Did you want to kick off this
> script from the web? You dont have access to a cron file to have it run
> at set times?
> But I think any language will handle what you want. Personally Id just
> write it in shell script. It doesnt sound like it needs anything beyond
> that. Or if it did then Id write it in Basic. Whatever you know.
> Gandalf  Parker

   I've solved a similar problem by running the php program as a daemon 
launched by cron and using a web page to give it work by creating a file 
in the /tmp directory. Of course the web page still has to run php to 
create the file.

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