A simple but effective technique that allows you to prevent your PHP network from going offline, or to use a different host for that purpose, is called a PHP network timeout.
And now, in PHP 5.4, it’s also possible to set up a static PHP server that will automatically restart when its connection to the Internet is lost or it loses connectivity with a remote server.
But you can still use the same host name and DNS records for both purposes, and you can do this in a simple way.
PHP is a powerful programming language, and we’ll be covering it in depth in the next section.
A simple, effective way to prevent network loss¶ A simple and effective way for your PHP host to protect your database is to disable the MySQL connection to it, and also disable the Apache, Nginx, and Symfony connections.
You can accomplish this by using the “net” option in your PHP configuration.
This will disable all of the PHP connections, including the ones that are already in place.
When you’re finished, delete the files associated with those connections, as well as all of their connections.
Open your server’s configuration file, and in the “hosts” section, add the following lines: # Disable MySQL connections.
This ensures that the server does not try to connect to a server that is not running PHP.
# Disable Nginx and SymFony connections as well.
The next time you connect to your PHP application, the server will ask for the password for the Apache or Nginx port.
If you don’t have a valid PHP password, it will prompt you for one.
When this is done, you can restart the server with: # Stop MySQL connections: # Start the server.
When it’s finished, you should see that the MySQL database connection is now disabled, and the other PHP connections will be resumed.
You may need to re-enable those connections later on.
This is a simple and useful technique, but you can also use this technique to prevent PHP network loss, or for a different purpose, such as for a web application that needs to support multiple server processes.
A static PHP host¶ Another way to protect a PHP application from network loss is to use the “static” option to configure a PHP server.
You’ll need to enable this option by editing your PHP.ini file, or you can create a configuration file with this command: # Create a PHP configuration file.
# Add the “web” option.
You will be asked for a password for this.
If it’s not correct, you’ll get an error.
# Create the server configuration file (for “web”).
# This will be the root of your PHP installation.
You do not need to include anything in the root directory, but please make sure to change the “url” value to match the name of your web server.
Note: You can also create a static directory using a different name for the directory.
For example, if you created the web directory under /home/you/web, you could create a file called /home/.web.php and use that name for your static directory.
If that directory is in the same location as your php installation, then you can use the php command line to create that directory.
You could also use the command phpweb to create a new file with the same name as your PHP web directory.
The “web:” option specifies the path to the PHP directory you just created.
It should match the path you specify in the configuration file or on the command line.
For the purposes of this article, we’re going to assume you have a directory called “home/your_web”.
When you start your PHP service, it’ll ask for a PHP password.
If the PHP password is incorrect, PHP will prompt for the correct password.
Once you have that password, you will be able to connect by using your browser to navigate to http://localhost:8000/php, and your application will be shown in a browser window.
You should then see a message telling you that your PHP connection is successfully established.
Note that this isn’t the end of the world; PHP still has other protections, such in its security settings, in its PHP configuration files, and even in the application itself.
In addition, it may still ask you to restart your PHP program after connecting to a remote site.
To learn more about these protection mechanisms, you may want to read more about how you can configure PHP and how you might want to use them in your applications.
If your PHP database has been suspended while you’re trying to use it, you might see a warning saying that your database connection has been lost.
In that case, you need to restore your database from the backup that was made in the previous step.
Restoring the database¶ If you have PHP running on a remote machine that isn’t accessible by the PHP application running on that machine, you’re not the only one whose database connection may be in danger.
If a PHP database server is suspended, and a remote PHP