I've been working on a PHP project recently, and I've come across a situation where I need to handle concurrency or synchronization. I know PHP has control structures like if-else, loops, and switch statements, but I'm not sure if they can be used for this purpose.
I want to make sure that my code executes in a controlled and synchronized manner, especially when multiple users are accessing and modifying the same data. I've heard about concepts like locks, mutex, and semaphores in other programming languages, but I'm not sure how to achieve similar functionality in PHP.
I would really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this for me. Can I use control structures in PHP to handle concurrency or synchronization? If not, what alternatives or techniques can I use to achieve this in PHP?
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!