I recently signed up with Dreamhost and everything has been pretty good so far. I did, however, come across an error with one of my PHP scripts while running it on their servers. I’ve opted to get a VPS through Dreamhost and it’s a shame that I’ll have to cancel it if they can’t get this resolved. I know they’ve tried everything through support but at this point it’s turning into a circle with the last conclusion of being ‘check the forum’. The forum, in my attempts to search similar users with the same problem, weren’t promising. A lot of them are left with the final post as “still not being resolved”. I hope that’s not the case here.
[size=medium]The Problem: [/size]
I program in PHP and need a script to gently push out the buffer to a users page. I use two different functions to do this: ‘usleep’ and ‘flush’. If I’ve lost you then just understand that these are very common features with the PHP scripting language.
[size=medium]This is What I Need: [/size]
…you’ll notice how the buffer is gently placed out according to very common php commands using ‘flush’ and ‘usleep’.
[size=medium]This is what I get:[/size]
…the page waits until everything is loaded before returning the buffer to the user.
The only somewhat resolvable solution here (based on a search of old forum responses) is to disable gzip. Dreamhost support has assured me that it’s been disabled. However, at this point, I don’t think they can solve this issue.
[size=medium]ANY help would be greatly appreciate. [/size]
[size=medium]ATTN: Dreamhost Support and Staff.[/size] The sort of problem with a delay is very common in PHP. I sure wasn’t the first with this issue and I know I won’t be the last. Perhaps someone in the support group could take this a step higher to a professional behind the servers to have a look? Unfortunately, this is an absolute for script and although I love your service so far I’ll have to look for another provider (don’t make me do that!!!).