I just setup a Redhat/Apache/PHP box for testing purposes as I develop some PHP 
websites. The weird thing, is that the server takes FOREVER to respond when I make a 
very simple error in the code. On other servers it comes up with a 'Parse Error' 
message immediately, but not so with this box.

For example, I made a page with the following code:

echo "I'm making a purposeful mistake";
echo "The semi-colon is missing at the end of this line"
echo "Now I'm going on";

When I requested this page with my browser, I started my stopwatch and waited. The 
little blue progress bar started moving, but ever so slowly. 3 minutes later (!!!!) I 
got the error message:

Parse error: parse error, expecting `','' or `';'' in /var/www/html/test.php on line 4

Now why didn't that come up immediately?! Any help is appreciated.



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