PHP 4 >= 4.0.5, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
apache_child_terminate - Terminate apache process after this request

apache_child_terminate( ): void

apache_child_terminate will register the Apache process executing the current PHP request for termination once execution of PHP code is completed. It may be used to terminate a process after a script with high memory consumption has been run as memory will usually only be freed internally but not given back to the operating system.

Works in the Apache, and FastCGI webservers.


This function has no parameters.

Return Values

No value is returned.



This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.

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