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Writing a daemon in PHP

in PHP added by besx, on 22/12/2009 daemon linux php5

Many browser based games need to run processes in the background to fulfill special tasks. Think of a chatsever that handles incoming messages and broadcasts them to all connected clients. For such a purpose one cannot rely on user-executed scripts or cronjobs. We need an approach that runs a set of commands all the time as a background process on the server. This is where daemons come in handy.

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