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  1. #1
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    phpmotion causes server crashed?

    Hi there,

    I am dreaming about a video sharing website.

    I found phpmotion (http://phpmotion.com) and thinking about using this script, not only it is free but also it has the funtion that alow direct transfer video files from youtube to my server. Moreover, the phpmotion community is lovely.

    The problem is that my hosting provider said this script is bad.

    While it will run on our servers I have heard nothing but bad things
    about this software on our servers. For quite a while it has caused
    issues to the point of crashing our servers but just recently (in the
    last couple days) we have found ways to put limits on our systems which
    should effect other programs/processes which will prevent this software
    from crashing our servers so whether or not this would be ok to run on
    our servers is a big *maybe* Alot of the issues appear to be related to
    the fact the software runs php by executing it via shell using the php
    executable which isn't really good considering that on our servers it
    will always make it use php4 which might not be what your site is
    running. PHPMotion is pretty much the only software I have heard
    discussed and has caused major issues on our servers so if you could
    avoid it I would definitely suggest you do! If you asked me about any
    software which is reported to have/cause problems on our servers without
    even mentioning phpmtion I would have answered phpmotion as that is the
    only one I have heard of which causes tons of issues.
    So, my questions are:

    1. Do you have the same experiences with phpmotion?
    2. How can I reduce the problem?
    3. If phpmotion is really bad, which video sharing script should be recommended?


    Thank you very much for your help!
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  2. #2
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    Well, I have not heard of any issues but you may want to contact the company who makes the script.

  3. #3
    Hey,
    PHPmotion is a great script, i have never had any problems with it.
    Kevin

  4. #4
    One thing to keep in mind regarding PHPmotion. It is a great script, and I see it only getting better. However, the script converts all video type to FLV. Conversion eats a LOT of resources. And, though the software may run on a server, it doesn't mean the server in question has the resources to do the conversions properly (i.e., without crashing). Hope this helps!

  5. #5
    i never heard or have any issue with phpmotion on our servers, what this script has actually done on the server hosting you will make it more clear. Above description does not state any problem as why its crashing the servers.
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  6. #6
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    Why not try www.clip-share.com
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  7. #7
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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by hostquack View Post
    Why not try www.clip-share.com
    That's expensive

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Soskel34 View Post
    That's expensive
    Not only that, PHPMotion is free. Don't remember if it's GPL, but it is open source (no encryption). Plus, the user community there is rather friendly.

    @ImageLeet - I'm not saying that PHPMotion is a "problem", so much as video conversion, from what I've been told, chews resources, and not all servers may be configured to handle that kind of load. Sorry if I wasn't clear - wasn't blaming the host, only trying to say that you have to be careful of what hosting environment you choose to run it in.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Brat View Post
    @ImageLeet - I'm not saying that PHPMotion is a "problem", so much as video conversion, from what I've been told, chews resources, and not all servers may be configured to handle that kind of load. Sorry if I wasn't clear - wasn't blaming the host, only trying to say that you have to be careful of what hosting environment you choose to run it in.
    i was replying to the OP
    yes as you pointed out someone might be uploading 100-150 MB of videos regularly through phpmotion on their servers for which it was never ready. If servers are already overloaded then they take even more time for conversion and process gets completed in 20-25 minutes.
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  10. #10

    Lightbulb

    I'd recommend you to find another webhosting provider which allows to use this script and has good experience with it.

  11. #11
    Hey! As regards your post "it has the funtion that alow direct transfer video files from youtube to my server."
    Do you use a script to do that?
    Because it's included with the phpmotion script, at least that is was I think.....

    I will wait your reply! Thank you

  12. #12

    Videos direct Transfer

    Hey! As regards your post "it has the funtion that alow direct transfer video files from youtube to my server."
    Do you use a script to do that?
    Because it's included with the phpmotion script, at least that is was I think.....

    I will wait your reply! Thank you

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