Port Scanning and Service Status Checking in PHP

2010-05-25T21:39:47+00:00 June 6th, 2008|PHP|

While building web applications, it's often important to keep an eye on the other services running on your server. Having access to the current status of public servers can empower your applications to make decisions and respond to problems automatically. Acknowledging a service is offline can also save endless support emails. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to keep track of your server status by scanning ports on your server with PHP.

Benchmarking PHP frameworks

2010-05-19T22:17:39+00:00 June 3rd, 2008|PHP|

Over on the AVNet Labs blog, Ekerete Akpan has posted a few results from his recent framework benchmarks to much controversy. His tests covered a few major PHP frameworks, such [...]

Running background processes in PHP

2008-05-18T05:00:14+00:00 May 18th, 2008|PHP|

So you’ve just built a fantastic processing routine for your application. You’ve checked and double checked the integrity of user input, and you’re doing some serious processing. There’s only one [...]