I have been trying to flush the output of certain scripts to the browser on demand, but they do not work on our productions server.
For instance, I tried running the "Phoca Changing Collation tool" (find it on Google) and I don't see any output until the script finishes executing.
I've tried immediately flushing the buffer on other script that works fine on any server but this one using the following code:
echo "something"; ob_flush(); flush();
Setting "ob_implicit_flush(1);" doesn't help either.
The server is Apache 2.2.21 with PHP 5.2.17 running on Linux. You can see our php.ini file here if that will help: http://www.smallfiles.org/download/1123/php.ini.html
This isn't the only problem we are having with the server ignoring in-script directives. The server also ignores timeout coding such as:
Script always times out at the php.ini default.
Doesn't seem to matter if script is executed in IE or Firefox.
preguntado el 03 de julio de 12 a las 23:07
Solved this mystery. Both of them.
To fix the output buffer problem, I needed to turn off gzip compression inside the .htaccess file, though I wish I could just do it in-script.
Here's what you should put in your .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_gzip.c> mod_gzip_on No </IfModule> SetEnv no-gzip dont-vary
To fix the script terminating without error, I checked my Apache log files and found it wasn't PHP but in the Apache configuration: The timeout specified has expired: ap_content_length_filter: apr_bucket_read() failed
Had to increase the Apache timeout to prevent this error from making it look like my scripts were timing out. Enabling KeepAlive in Apache also helped to resolve the issue once and for all.
Hope this helps someone and thanks for everyone elses' help!
You could be loading an incorrect
php.ini file, as it tends to change based on directory.
To check your loaded
php.ini file, write:
echo php_ini_loaded_file();, which will give you the directory it's in. see php.net
if that fails, see serverfault.com for the server stackexchange site.