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This is what I think of PHP

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jun 22, 2018 08:06 AM
This Dilbert comic sums up what I think of PHP-based technologist/websites. Many years ago I had to support a lot of people that foolishly ran sites that had sadly been setup on platforms written in PHP... And I have continued to watch that insanity keep spreading. "What fools these mortals be!"..."forgive them they know not what they do!".

Some recent projects have forced me to once again work with products "built" on this horrible script kiddie language of swiss cheese security. It is a sewer of a language, and often you don't get a straw...

Here is what I think of PHP:

Tuesday September 09, 2003

Hawke Robinson
Hawke Robinson says:
Jun 22, 2018 08:06 AM
PHP has completely blown up the hosting at godaddy, and godaddy's senior techs have thrown their hands up in the air in frustration not knowing what to do. lsphp processes spinning up like crazy, overload cpu, hundreds of lsphp processes.
I created a bandaid, not a fix, until I can move all the sites off godaddy since they aren't willing to upgrade or fix the issue. :-(

Godaddy's shell has very limited command set, I can do pkill, killall, etc, so had to create this script to kill the lsphp processes periodically (I setup in a cron every 5 minutes). This is a horrible kludge, but the only way to keep my websites, email, etc. limping along while I try to move everything back to my Open BSD server...

pgrep lsphp | xargs kill

crontab: */5 * * * * pgrep lsphp | xargs kill