[CentOS] which programming language for server-side admin tasks

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Jun 15 16:48:18 UTC 2009

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> What I meant was, PHP talks to PHP script engine, which talks to 
> Apache, which then talks to system commands. - is there a quicker way 
> of doing it?

um, thats somewhat mixed up.     user -> browser -> apache -> php that 
interprets your script -> OS function

with a native compiled language like C++, its user -> browser -> apache 
-> compiled C++ binary -> OS function

not really -that- different, as theres far more overhead in all the rest 
of the process than in the actual script or program,unless its doing 
something very computationally intensive.

also note, PHP is a preloaded module, while your C++ program probably 
gets forked on every webpage, unless you write it as an apache 
module...  ooops.

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