Getting Away from the Web
This chapter takes a look at the basic steps involved in breaking free from the Web with PHP. I’ll cover the technical steps involved and also the differences in programming practices and focus.
PHP Without a Web Server
Most PHP programmers have used PHP strictly in a web server environment. In such an environment, PHP is a CGI/Fast GGI or server module called and controlled by the HTTP server (usually Apache, IIS, Nginx, or similar). The HTTP server receives a request for a PHP-based web page and calls the PHP process to execute it, which usually returns output to the HTTP server to be sent on ...