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Executing A C++ Application Over The Internet With PHP


Unix is a powerful operating system that uses C/C++ extensively. In this article, Mitchell will use a couple of console commands, some C++ and some PHP, to show you how to create a totally integrated C++ application, which can be executed (and have its output captured) from PHP.

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By: Mitchell Harper
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December 27, 2001
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Executing A C++ Application Over The Internet With PHP
  2. · Creating the C application
  3. · Creating the PHP script
  4. · Conclusion

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As you can see from the example in this article, the Unix operating system is very powerful, and PHP was designed from scratch to allow developers to execute external programs as independent threads, via a script. The example described in this article is very elementary. With a bit of work, however, you could create a C++ application that would update a MySQL database, run another system command, or do something with the files/directory structure of your web server. Always make sure that your security settings are correct, and never give open-access to your internal applications via any sort of script.

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