Please pardon me if there is a better forum category for this; nothing else looked appropriate to me.
I'm trying to simply understand web sockets at a high level. Not actually implementing them, just want to grasp the rough nuts and bolts. I see tutorials all over the web, but one very simple question I cannot seem to get answered is this:
How does the server side of a web socket connection parse the data it receives?
With AJAX, we can use PHP and extract our info from GET or POST data. But how does it work with web sockets? From what I've seen so far, it looks like PHP is not / cannot be used with web sockets.
Anyone here have more information about this? My goal for now is to simply determine whether web sockets will be a viable alternative for a proprietary software-as-service system that I manage.