We would like to create a website which displays real-time data. It appears what we need and lack is a decent Websocket Server
. Any suggestions where we can find such a beast?
I found one comment which said: "You need a specialized server, Apache does not come with websockets."
So has someone developed an expansion module for Apache to make it a Websocket Server?
Are any of these Websocket Servers robust and secure?
I've seen many promising packages, but it gets quite complicated when I look into the details of how does one make this actually work, and the documentation is sparse.
Found one good page summarizing the whole idea listing various solutions, none of which are easy to implement (possibly due to lack of documentation):
I've also tried using PHP stream-socket_client
, with limited success.
We need a "Websocket Client", or a "Comet Server", and I haven't found anything mainstream that's easy to use, robust, reliable.
We currently have our own handwritten web server, which works, but there's concern about security and it's been suggested we use Apache instead. Except Apache doesn't include a Websocket Server.