i ran a bunch of scripts to check whether php had sockets enabled but all came back nagative.
Php Socket programming allows me to open up a ephemeral port on the server to send data continuesly back and fought, this enables flash to do alot of neat things. I think this supposedly drains resources even through my research tells me its not much of an impact.
a socket server is ran on the server and is always running. it can be programmed in many languages including php. it lisents for connections through a specfic port (1024-5000) and processes the infomation and sends it back. Used primarily for multiplayer games (1 person broad casts data to all) thats what its all about.
So do you think dream host allows this kinda thing?
I have found a VPS host that supports this and if dream host cant i have to change hosts.. and please, i dont wana leave!..
Is there a way i can pay an affordable price to enable sockets in php? pleeease dont make me leave...
EDIT*: I was looking through the forums and came across this message from Jeff a few years back
Thats what im actually doing, since theres only one way of using sockets, i suspect theres still hope.