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PHP sockets Vs Logic

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I have a hosting account and it doesn't support PHP sockets, I'd have to upgrade to a more expensive hosting account to avail of this feature.

I have setup a logic check where using PHP, the page is grabbed, certain keywords are checked for and the if they exist the message online or offline is displayed on the site.

My question is, would the way I have it setup eat bandwith and would I be better off shelling out an extra 100 a year for hosting for use of sockets or will what I have in place not use much bandwith and should it be ok to keep the logic check this way?

P.S. - The page its grabbing is very small in size.
Apr 12 '10 #1
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NettSIte
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You could calculate the answer by multiplying the size of the page being read by the number of times per year it is read, and working out the cost of the bandwidth consumed. May not be 100% accurate, but will provide an indication.
Apr 13 '10 #2

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