People really do run PHP on Windows

One of my favorite restaurants these days is Buffalo Wild Wings. They show the UFC fights. It is cheaper to go there than to throw a party at the house. I went there tonight to get some nutritional information for last nights snacks, I got this:

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in C:Inetpubwwwrootindex.php on line 3

Dang.  I hate that for them.  I am sure they just pay someone to host their site.  Maybe it will clear up soon.  Someone should key them into how to turn display_errors to off.


10 Responses to People really do run PHP on Windows

  1. John says:

    They, probably, couldn’t/wouldn’t afford a production server and are running the site from the developer’s personal computer (jokes aside, people do this).

  2. Carlos says:

    I’ll probably get grill for this, but i run PHP on both platforms with no issues. I do agree with you, they should spend more time in their php.ini settings.

  3. Dave says:

    From the company’s viewpoint, maybe the error message is preferable to the “nutrution information” you’d find for their dietary offerings. Dude, good luck with that vascular system… :-)

  4. Pierre says:

    I use PHP on windows platforms in many intranet application, using IIS (fcgi or hopefully for not long anymore the isapi). It is really handy when you have to deal with libraries or application running only on windows but the customers don’t want linux or don’t want to add another server to host the php parts.

    The main problem here is people leaving display_error to on, and that’s not a windows only problem and/or did not manage to get some nice user error page ;-)

  5. bitkahuna says:

    I run php (Apache, MySQL) on Windows and Linux. Linux for production, Windows for some development and demos on laptops. :) Runs fine.

  6. Bob Kinney says:

    Hi guys,
    Glad to hear you like the restaurant. I’m responsible for the web site, and am trying to debug the issue you found. We are preparing to move to a new server (apache/linux) in the next day or 2 but it’s not in production yet. I entered a guest comment via the FAQ/Contact Us page and it went thru ok.

    Would someone be willing to provide more info on where/how the error msg was generated?

  7. doughboy says:

    Hey Bob, I got it on the front page.

  8. Bob Kinney says:

    Was it on: (our old site)

    or (the new Flash-based site)


  9. arretx says:

    What this is saying is that the maximum execution time for Buffalo Wild Wings patrons is approximately 30 seconds due to the thickness of their waistlines.

  10. doughboy says:

    @arretx: does that you mean you only eat organic wheat grass?

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