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Check system load in php on linux

By | September 17, 2010

System load System load is a measure of how busy the system is running the processes. Higher system load simply means more processes are running and more are waiting to be run. When coding php applications, it sometimes is useful or necessary to find the current load on the server/system. For example if you want… Read More »

PHP: Get visitor’s location, city, country from IP address

By | May 2, 2009

Ip to Location Many applications need to get information about the geographical location of the user/visitor on their websites. This can be done in many ways. There are online services like ipinfodb and geoio that provide web based api to get the geolocation information about a given ip address. Services like Maxmind geoip provide free… Read More »

Backup mysql database with php and zip it

By | May 1, 2009

Many php applications prefer to backup the mysql database from within the application and save it as an archive. The mysqldump commandline utility can be used to perform this function of backing up a mysql database as sql file. The command would be like this : mysqldump –user=$username –password=$password –opt $db_name > $dir/backup.sql The above… Read More »