Questions tagged [php]

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. The online manual is an excellent resource for the language syntax and has an extensive list of the built-in and extension functions. Most extensions can be found in PECL.

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How do you restart php-fpm?

I need to reload my php.ini and there's nothing in the help dialog about restarting it.
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memcache vs memcached?

I want to use memcached http://www.danga.com/memcached/ I have installed it through yum install memcached But now I need to connect to PHP, and there is an extension named memcache and one named ...
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Differences and dis/advanages between: Fast-CGI, CGI, Mod-PHP, SuPHP, PHP-FPM

There are few different php "wrappers"(?). What are differences between them? Tried to google some, but cant seem to find informations. (mod-php is not googleable). Why might I choose one over ...
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Why is the response on localhost so slow?

I am working on a tiny little PHP project for a friend of mine, and I have a WAMP environment setup for local development. I remember the days when the response from my local Apache 2.2 was immediate. ...
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Can't start php-cgi.exe - MSVCR110.dll is missing [closed]

Trying to setup nginx and php on my Windows machine, but every time I try to start php-cgi.exe I get a system error. The program can't start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer. ...
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How do I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4.6 in Ubuntu?

Is there an easy way out to get the latest PHP? I have tried updating my package but none of it has 5.4.6 yet... if anyone knows on how to do it quickly, can it be shared here? I've tried compiling ...
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how to restart/clear memcache without restarting the whole web server?

/opt/eduserver/eduserver gives me options: Usage: /opt/eduserver/eduserver {start|stop|startphp|startwww|startooo|stopphp|stopwww|stopooo|restartphp|restartwww|restartooo|status|restart|reload|...
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Which PHP (opcode) cache one should use and why?

I keep hearing about some PHP (opcode) caches like - APC, XCache, Memcache, eAccelerator, etc. But I couldn't ever figure out how to go about choosing one. Apart from performance benefit, which a ...
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PECL command produces long list of errors

Currently running PHP 5.4 on CentOS 6.5. I installed the webtatic php55w package then installed PEAR+PECL without issue along with redis and mongo through PECL. Shortly after, I realized 5.5 is not ...
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nginx errors “recv() failed (104: Connection reset by peer) while reading response header from upstream”

I have a server which was working ok until 3rd Oct 2013 at 10:50am when it began to intermittently return "502 Bad Gateway" errors to the client. Approximately 4 out of 5 browser requests succeed but ...
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How to check my PHP and MySQL version on Ubuntu VPS?

HI I am going to install MyBB but I am not sure whether I have installed the correct version of PHP and MySQL. PHP version 5.1.0 or above with XML Extension installed MySQL version 4.0 or ...
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Setup ubuntu server to send mail()

I tried searching a lot but unable to find how to actually setup a ubuntu server, so that I can send mails through php using mail() function in php. I have apache2, mysql and php5 installed on my ...
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Got Hacked. Want to understand how

Someone has, for the second time, appended a chunk of javascript to a site I help run. This javascript hijacks Google adsense, inserting their own account number, and sticking ads all over. The ...
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For what is the “.well-known”-folder?

If've found a new error message in our log-files and would like to know, for what this .well_known-folder stands for. Which application-client would need to access such a folder and which ...
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How do you Install PHP5 without installing Apache in ubuntu?

Is it possible to install PHP5 without installing apache, in Ubuntu? If so, how?
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What's a secure alternative to using a MySQL password on the command line?

We have a PHP command-line script to version a database. We run this script whenever a developer has added a new database patch. The script runs the patch with the MySQL command-line: system('mysql -...
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Why Swap is used when plenty of free memory is left?

I have pretty good web (dedicated) server with good memory resources: System information Server load 2.19 (8 CPUs) Memory Used 29.53% (4,804,144 of 16,267,652) Swap Used 10.52% (220,...
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How do I tell Apache which PHP to use?

I am running Apache2 on a Mac OS X (10.5). I just compiled PHP 5.2.8 and finally got pdo-mysql working (or so I think). This terminal command: php --version is showing 5.2.8 and I have the right ...
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How to solve `configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's <evp.h>`?

Im trying to recompile PHP, but ./configure fails at : configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL's <evp.h> I have LibSSL 1.0.0, LibSSL 0.9.8, LibSSL-Dev, OpenSSL installed. --with-openssl=/usr/...
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How do I change the NGINX user?

I have a PHP script that creates a directory and outputs an image to the directory. This was working just fine under Apache but we recently decided to switch to NGINX to make more use of our limited ...
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500 error on fresh install of IIS and PHP

When attempting to run a PHP file on Windows server 2012 and IIS, I keep getting a 500 error. I cannot find any detailed logs or anything. However, when going to PHP Manager for IIS and click check ...
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How do I uninstall a Web Platform Installer (WPI) installation of PHP?

We've installed PHP on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box using Web Platform Installer (WPI) 3.0.x. However, I'd like to uninstall PHP (5.3 in particular, leaving 5.2 as-is). Unfortunately, an uninstall ...
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PHP exit status 255: what does it mean?

I recently compiled a PHP 5.2.9 binary, and I tried to execute some PHP scripts with it. I can execute some scripts without problems, but one of them halts its execution midway, exiting with no errors ...
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Securing PHP webservers

PHP applications have a reputation for higher than average security problems. What configuration techniques do you use for making sure the application is secure as possible? I'm looking for ideas ...
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PHP: What are the advantages of FastCGI over mod_php?

It was recently suggested to me that I use FastCGI with PHP. Now I went to the FastCGI page and read it but I don't really understand what the advantages are.
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What is the name and location of the Nginx config file (htaccess equivalent)?

There are many tutorials on how to write Nginx rewrite rules to mimic Apache's .htaccess file but I can't confidently say I know what the name or location of this so-called Nginx config file actually ...
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php cli memory limit

I am getting a memory error in a php cron job: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /opt/matrix/core/lib/DAL/DAL.inc on line 830 The ...
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How can I display and log PHP errors on IIS7?

We're running PHP 5.2.5 on an IIS 7 Server and we're having problems making PHP errors visible... At the moment whenever we have a PHP error the server sends back a 500 error with the message "The ...
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Why not use a WAMP stack?

This is a canonical question about the use of a *AMPP's stack. I recently had a talk with some experienced people and they suggested to me not to use a WAMP stack, and instead install apache, mysql ...
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How do I find out where the web site's code resides?

The facts: there is a website this website is accessible via www.example.org there is an EC2 instance which very likely keeps the website the server is Apache the server OS is Ubuntu I have full ...
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how to install an older version of a pecl package

I have this code $passengerId = new \MongoId(oPassenger->getId()); return $this->createQueryBuilder('Device') ->update() ->multiple(true) ->field('...
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phpMyAdmin Error - The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase

I keep getting an error "The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase" after installation of phpmyadmin. I have set the passphrase and also followed the instruction presented on https://...
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RSA certificate configured for SERVER does NOT include an ID which matches the server name

I recently started a LAMP server (all the latest versions) w/ WordPress on it, and I'm trying to install a SSL certificate that I recently purchased. When I restart apachectl, error_log gives me this: ...
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MySQL cannot connect via “localhost”, only 127.0.0.1

this is somewhat of a mystery to me. The only way I can connect to MySQL is if I call it via "127.0.0.1" ... for example, my PHP connect script will NOT work with localhost I'm running Mac OS X Lion, ...
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Curl POST - 411 Length Required

We have a RestFUL API we build in PHP. If we make the request: curl -u api-key:api-passphrase https://api.domain.com/v1/product -X POST We get back: 411 - Length Required Though if we simply add -...
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Why does Debian clean php sessions with a cron job instead of using php's built-in garbage collector?

Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu) don't use the php session garbage collector session.gc_probability = 0 instead they use a cron /etc/cron.d/php5 09,39 * * * * root [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] &...
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Can a pool of memcache daemons be used to share sessions more efficiently?

We are moving from a 1 webserver setup to a two webserver setup and I need to start sharing PHP sessions between the two load balanced machines. We already have memcached installed (and started) and ...
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Memory Usage Numbers In top/htop

Can someone please explain this top output. Each PHP process is using 30% of the total memory or of the used memory? Furthermore how can it be that the combined used memory across all the PHP ...
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Where is apc.php?

Using Ubuntu server 10.4, I apt-getted php-apc Where is the apc.php file that I'm meant to copy? Thanks!
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php-mysqlnd or php-mysql

Long story short: just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (Debian based), nginx, php-fpm and mysql. Now I need the MySQL driver for PHP, but which should I choose? Which is better php-mysqlnd or php-mysql?
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Why is it bad to have a weak mysql user password?

I was presented with an argument to the tune of "you don't need a strong mysql user password because in order to use it, they'd already have access to your server." We're talking about a 4 digit ...
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Apache file negotiation failed

I'm having the following issue on a host using Apache 2.2.22 + PHP 5.4.0 I need to provide the file /home/server1/htdocs/admin/contents.php when a user makes the request: http://server1/admin/...
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Apache2 Proxy timeout

I have Apache2 with PHP + PHP-FPM configured according to: http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/PHP-FPM I am writing a script that will take a long time to execute on an internal Vhost, but keep getting ...
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What kind of server do I need to handle 10 million requests and mySQL queries a day? [closed]

I'm a newbie of server administration and I'm looking for a powerful hosting service to host my new website. This website is basically a back-end of an mobile online game, and it will: handle up to ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest PHP version in CentOS with yum?

I found some blog posts about this, but it's rather lack of descriptions on possible side effects. I could really use some detailed on these steps: How to add a repo that provides PHP 5.4 into yum ...
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How to add directives to php.ini on AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

I'd like to add these PHP settings to my Elastic Beanstalk environment: upload_max_filesize = 64M post_max_size = 64M These options cannot be set with option_settings in .ebextensions: Namespace ...
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php mail() function painfully slow on local development machine

Background: If you have set up a local apache server for development purposes you may have run into the problem where sendmail takes a long time (at least one minute) to send emails. This is extremely ...
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Mysteriously empty $_POST array

I have the following HTML/PHP page: <?php if(empty($_SERVER['CONTENT_TYPE'])) { $type = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"; $_SERVER['CONTENT_TYPE'] = $type; } echo "<pre>"; ...
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How to Automatically and Temporarily block an IP address making too many hits on the Server in a short timespan?

One of my LAMP servers was recently brought down by some kind of script bot looking for exploits. From the looks of it, it was making so many requests a second, that it overloaded the RAM on the ...
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Switch from PHP 7.2 to 7.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, Apache

I need to downgrade PHP on one of my VMs from 7.2 to 7.1 on Ubuntu 16.0.4. The last time I tried to remove just PHP and replace it with a different version, I had all kinds of issues with Apache and ...