I'm on shared hosting and constantly get over process limit errors. Support said if traffic is low then it's because inefficient scripts are not terminated. Since I'm on a shared host and I only create the .php files, I don't really get how my scripts which only serve pages (that is they are called by Apache when a request coming in and they create and display the page) could not terminate.
Is it possible a script can linger on even if it's finished its job? Is there a way to make a script terminate other than exiting when end of file is reached?
My scripts are regular PHP scripts, they fetch data from the database, create the HTML and then exit. They do not do anything special.