The background I have a PHP script that calls a Mysql table that has many address on it. The script basically calls the Google Map API, and checks to see if the address's can geo-locate. If google returns an error, then that address cannot be geo located, and the script asks the user to update that particular address. The Problem There are a muliptude of tables, each with a varying amount of address. My problem is that the default 30 second max execution time for a script seems to get exceeded, as the simple_load_xml call can take a bit of time (relatively speaking) I've tried using the set_time_limit() to over ride the php.ini limit of 30 seconds, but I think I'm still being caught out by the httpd.conf, since I timed it at about 5 minutes before the page basically kaputs and blanks out on me. I dont have access to this file unfortunately, so I'm wondering, does anyone have a tip for getting around this?