Writing a linux (centos 4) c++ daemon that interacts with PHP

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    Writing a linux (centos 4) c++ daemon that interacts with PHP

    Ok, first of all I'm not really new here, I used to post here a while back. my name seems to be gone or password is set to something crazy or something I gave up trying to get my password.

    Anyways I have a PHP project I've been working on. It's a series of classes much like gsQuery if any one has heard of it. Its to query game servers and stuff. But I'm making mine to use as a control panel for game servers.

    All of my servers will be a pure CentOS 4.4 (or whatever the latest update is at the time) network. I've finished doing much of the PHP part as far as querying servers. Now i need to implement the big parts. Which is the ability to install game servers, update game servers, apply server plugins/mods/anything of that nature.

    Since the user front end is PHP/MySQL based I need to create a server side daemon that will be used to run the different server installation applications blah blah blah, and (I guess it makes most sense to update a database as it progresses). Some things like installing a game server could take hours to do.

    I think it would be best to do it with C++, even though I don't have the best c++ background I am experienced enough in the field in general where I could do this if someone was able to get me started on the right foot.

    On google I was able to find this: http://www.linuxprofilm.com/articles...mon-howto.html

    and that's really it. I've tried all sorts of search terms but that was what I could find. It looks fairly in depth and provides me with the basics of creating a daemon. Of course I'm sure theres much more to know than that (given my specific needs)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    Someone in another forum mentioned it may not be a bad idea to use java for the daemon instead. (since apparently its good at threading)

    Also there is the possibility in the future to create a java (or c++, probably java since its cross-platform) desktop version of what im making so people can access their game servers from a desktop application instead of logging into the website.

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    I think I'd do it in Python. Good balance between shellscript-like features that make it useful for installing, starting and stopping other applications, and proper programming language that lets you write daemon-like stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    I think I'd do it in Python. Good balance between shellscript-like features that make it useful for installing, starting and stopping other applications, and proper programming language that lets you write daemon-like stuff.
    on google i found this

    http://homepage.hispeed.ch/py430/python/daemon

    which seems to be a skeleton for something of this nature.
    I have light experience with python (which I have no problem getting into more, as it seems writing in python is also somewhat more "relaxed" than c++). But i have no experience in writing daemons, but i understand the basic principles of what it's supposed to do and how it operates

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