On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Jim Lucas <li...@cmsws.com> wrote:
> On 8/12/2012 12:06 PM, BRIAN M. FITZPATRICK wrote:
>> 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
>> paradigm.
>> 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?
> Back in 2007, I wrote a cli php script to run as a socket server for a game
> I was playing at the time.  It has been running on every server I've put
> together since then.  To say that PHP isn't suited to this type of service
> is wrong.
> Give it a shot.  Can't hurt to try.
> Jim

It works fine. There are many socket applications based on PHP. Just
make sure to set the time limit [1] to 0, or your script will halt.

- Matijn

[1] http://www.php.net/set_time_limit

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