[UPHPU] Forking PHP execution in a webserver

Jordan Schatz white.armor at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 09:53:51 MST 2009

I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me about what is the best
practice on forking a script's execution when it is running under Apache? I
have looked online and it seems that I should not use pcntl_fork if I am
running under Apache. which makes sense since Apache will be trying to
manage forking PHP to handle multiple requests...

Mostly I want to fork to handle loging, in particular I want to send a
text message every time a particular page is loaded. I don't want the
page load to have to wait for the function to log in to the phone
gataway, send the text, and get confirmation, before it finishes sending
the page. 


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