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  1. I'm looking to spend less time managing a server. I don't enjoy it... no, I hate it. It seems every time I have to upgrade linux and/or PHP on my DigitalOcean server I spend no less than an entire weekend figuring out how to fix things. I've been researching the "managed" server solutions for the past few weeks but my head is surely spinning. Each time I check out the services offered or read some reviews it seems I discover yet another contender which boasts its dominance. I was hoping some of you could point me in the right direction. Currently I have 3 live websites and
  2. Oh that's good to know Locally I was using the apache that ships with MacOS. I'm currently running the local Laravel Server (via: ) but I also remember this was the exact case when running xampp. But as long as the actual LAMP stack on the server can handle concurrent requests I don't think I have much to worry about. (as an aside) I tried looking up this on google but found it really hard to even word it correctly to get the info I was seeking! Thank you
  3. Yes and yes. I've already broken the "tasks" down into never more than a single http request if there is one. But when I go to complete a bunch of tasks they can all stack up and take a while. The "few minutes" was me deliberately making a task take longer so I could test my theory locally about php locking up for other's requests...which is still a question I have: When php is processing does this mean other people can't connect to the server? (They will be queued until the process I am running finishes) ?
  4. Hi, I am doing some scraping and processing in php that is time intensive. On my local machine it was no big deal, but now that the project is live and has realtime users daily I have some concerns. When php is processing does this mean other people can't connect to the server? (They will be queued until the process I am running finishes) ? I hope not, but my local testing seems like it IS that way. I did this: I ran a php script from my browser that took a few minutes to execute. While it was running I tried accessing the same local site via another browser tab an
  5. Ever have one of those problems that makes no sense? Yep that's me for the past 2 days... I've had apache/php stack set up on my osx machine for at least 6 years with little to no problems. I had all of my v-hosts for local sites under /etc/apache2/other (they were included via httpd.conf) All of a sudden my local sites stopped working and after tracking down the problem by using: >sudo apachectl -t I found out that my v-hosts where no longer there... heck the whole directory /etc/apache2/other was missing. Now I'm quite sure I did not touch this...the question remain
  6. I have a digitalocean account and would like to be able to auto deploy code to the digitalocean server after a push from my local machine. I've been using beanstalkapp to do this with one of my projects. I love beanstalkapp ... it's easy to use, and well documented. Not being a sys-admin this is important to me. The problem is they only allow 1 free repo and I need another for this charitable app I'm making for my school. Is there any other free repo solution I can use to push code to a staging / production server (at digitalocean) Please keep in mind I'm not a sys-admin so it has to
  7. Good advice @kicken... sounds like a wise implementation!
  8. So I did get it working thanks to all the helpful minds here in this forum. @Jacques1 ob_flush() was key! It was really difficult to wrap my mind around the solution because eventSource wasn't as easy to work with as ajax. eventSource expects a very specific (sort of bizarre) returning structure and if even one line ending is off it doesn't work. I also couldn't grasp how to upload the file and then listen for it because you can't send files with eventSource so I couldn't get eventSource to listen in on the file upload progress. But that wasn't the biggest deal...I just used my normal ajax-
  9. @kicken so I tried some code with fastcgi_finish_request() and unfortunately I got this: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function fastcgi_finish_request() So I'm sure it's some apache mod I'm missing. I looked into it and I think getting that going is above my pay grade...it looks complicated and the more I read I discovered that there can be issues with logging. hmmm It's late but I think what I might try tomorrow is a 3 prong approach to keep all 3 phases of the script separate. Here's what I'm thinking: Upload file and report back progress (using ajax or this Ev
  10. @Jaques1 I set up a test environment and ran your code. Interesting idea but here's what happens: It works (kinda) but it throws all results back at once. For instance after loading the page there is no response from server and then after 100 seconds it all shows up in the console. Then after 100 seconds it does the same thing again. I can confirm that this is the output/behavior in both ff and chrome Not sure if this is a limitation of my server environment. I'm running php7 on OSX (my local testing rig)
  11. @kicken, I think the only part I was missing is the cron job, because what you described is precisely what I built. running cron every minute? would that be intensive on the server? or is this a routine kind of normalcy one can expect? @Jaques1, server-events? hmmm that seems enticing. but would php be able to echo out progress (ie: json ) while in the middle of processing? I thought once php is processing nothing can be echoed out until it's complete? Please clarify if I'm wrong because that could be a game-changer indeed. An exception of course would be monitoring the file uplo
  12. I built a "bulk importer" that takes a .zip file filled with images and a corresponding csv file that holds attributes. I'm happily using some JavaScript to provide upload-progress feedback to the user. So if the .zip file is say 10mb... they are seeing it's upload progress. (im using AJAX) This is all working nicely BUT... Once the .zip hits the server I need to do A TON of processing. Each image has to be converted into 10 different sizes, cropped, etc... All entries must be entered into the Database and admin text logs created. All of this actually works just fine for small files
  13. I spent the afternoon playing around with node.js tuts because node.js / NPM seems to be requirement for all these newfangled front-end managers... but I quickly learned that node.js IS it's own server language to be used instead of php. That abruptly ended my "delving". @kicken - do you use these tools specifically with PHP. (are you using bowerPHP ?)
  14. Over the past year I started using composer and have realized that using a dependency manager keeps development and code maintenance so much easier. yay composer! I can see an equally big need to do this for front side technologies (ie: js & css) What exists for us PHP developers to help maintain that huge mess of front end stuff we need to include. Is there something to manage and minify JS/CSS that works well with the PHP environment? Thanks
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