Re: PHP vs Apache

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Greetings, "Christoph M. Becker".
In reply to Your message dated Monday, July 11, 2022, 22:26:24,

> On 11.07.2022 at 21:02, paulf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>> I have two PHP apps on the same (local) box. One handles financial
>> transactions (A) and the other handles budgeting (B). I want B to query
>> A for information for the budget. So I'm technically querying a remote
>> PHP script from within a different "site" and PHP script on the same
>> box. Like this:
>> http://localhost:8000/budget/get_expenses.php queries
>> http://localhost:8000/finance/expenses.php
>> I hope that makes sense. I have "allow_url_fopen = On" in my php.ini.
>> There are three ways I've seen to do this:
>> file_get_contents()
>> fopen()
>> curl*
>> Curl is complex, so I haven't tried it yet.
>> I've tried file_get_contents() via the PHP development server. Doesn't
>> work. Generates an error.
>> I've tried fopen() on the PHP development server, but it too fails with
>> the same error. The error looks like this:
>> [Mon Jul 11 14:45:26 2022] PHP Warning:
>> fopen(http://localhost:8000/slowen/index.php): Failed to open stream:
>> HTTP request failed! in /home/paulf/public_html/budget/test.php on line
>> 7
>> The call to the "remote" script is on line 7 in test.php above.
>> Here's the wrinkle: fopen() works if I'm using the Apache server.
>> For what it's worth, the script being queried should return a PHP array
>> in JSON format. The box is an Arch current box.
>> Can anyone explain why Apache can do this, but PHP's dev server can't?

> From the docs[1]:

> | The web server runs only one single-threaded process, so PHP
> | applications will stall if a request is blocked.

> I assume that this is the problem.  If it is, you can work around:

> | You can configure the built-in webserver to fork multiple workers in
> | order to test code that requires multiple concurrent requests to the
> | built-in webserver. Set the PHP_CLI_SERVER_WORKERS environment
> | variable to the number of desired workers before starting the server.
> | This is not supported on Windows.

> [1] <>

For Windows, you could start two servers, serving one "website" each.
Or query the running server from a script running in command line.

Sincerely Yours, Andrey Repin <anrdaemon@xxxxxxxxx>

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