I've looked all over the net and I have been unable to find a concrete answer 
to this question. I am about to start development on a web application that 
will need to provide real-time updates of data to user's browsers. WebSockets 
are ideal for this task.

I have read in some places on the net that PHP is not suitable for WebSockets 
due to it's nature. That WebSockets are designed for long running 
threads/processes which each maintain multiple event-driven connections, 
whereas PHP was designed around the short-lived single process procedural 

Yet on the other hand I see lots of guides and libraries (such as 
http://socketo.me/) on the net that deal with PHP WebSockets. So I don't know 
what to think at this stage. Is PHP a suitable platform for developing a web 
application that requires WebSockets?

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