Tommy Pham wrote:
On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Per Jessen <> wrote:
Tommy Pham wrote:

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 2:04 AM, Per Jessen <> wrote:
Use the right tool for the right job - PHP is a scripting/interpreted
language, it does not need threading (IMO of course).

Per Jessen, Zürich (9.4°C)

I couldn't agree more.  But here's a real life example.  Your client
has a forum and is using phpbb for their in house use.  They also have
an in house custom PHP app, integrated with phpbb, built to suit their
needs.  Now they want to implement some kind of CMS.  You come in and
implemented a PHP based CMS to integrate into their existing
applications.  Then you realize something troublesome, you have a
performance issue where it could be resolved by implementing thread.
What are you going to do?
The standard, mature, experienced answer is - buy a bigger box.

The company started small.  As their business grows because they have
products & services that do not exist in the marketplace, their
hardware are already growing along side with it, (load balancers,
clusters).  So then your solution is buy bigger/more boxes?  What if
the their server room is filled and already using recent hardware.
Their current business needs doesn't need to move to a bigger
building.  What then? Hire data center's services?

Very few companies have a legitimate reason to run their own server room at this point in time and should be using a data center if they are not already.

Data centers have excellent bandwidth, diesel generators to keep things live during sustained power outages, temperature control to keep things cool, and often have technicians on hand with spare parts that can take care of many hardware issues 24/7.

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