I am using Apache 2.0 as my webserver and PHP 5.0 as my scripting language. They worked all well together until it came to the point where my PHP scripts are using 100% processing power and take an extreme amount of time. Some scripts even run over the 30 seconds timeout limit of the webbrowser. So I lengthened that to 60 seconds but to now avail. After careful investigation I discovered that the most time was spent in processing loops and not in the database access as previously though. I have optimised the scripts where possible but it is still not fast enough to be acceptable. Is there any other scripting language that I could use which is a bit more powerful ? I am new to webpage development and would appreciate any help.