Submitted by Magic Eight Ball (not verified) on Thu, 2005-03-10 21:57.


What is wrong with Apache, exactly? It is stable, fast, mature, well understood, well supported and most of all -- it works.

FWIW, while I agree that sockets support in PHP is very handy, PHP is quite frankly too slow for even moderate loads. Its worse than that as on Windows the the sockets implementation really only works synchronously so something like webserving is a complete non-starter there.

While I don't disagree that sockets provide many new and exciting opportunityes for PHP, supplanting the webserver is not one of them in my humble opinion. It makes a nice toy, perhaps a handy in-a-pimch development environment and the possibility of writing "local browser apps".

If anything, I think PHP needs to integrate MORE with Apache. Why oh why is authentication typically handled at the PHP application layer and not at the server layer?


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