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PHP code for counting views. Code below works properly only with a very small db. For example, db with 300 rows gives multiple errors:
Warning: file_get_contents( [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 403

Here is the code:
while($query = mysql_fetch_array($myquery)) {
    $video_ID = $myquery['url'];
    $JSON = file_get_contents("{$video_ID}?v=2&alt=json");
    $JSON_Data = json_decode($JSON);
    $views = $JSON_Data->{'entry'}->{'yt$statistics'}->{'viewCount'};
    $viewsCount += $views;

Also tried to use sleep(1); at the end of the loop. It works, but unfortunately, not stable.

This helping to prevent error with script execution time (20-30sec):
ini_set("max_execution_time", 0);
Updated 2-Aug-14 7:30am

1 solution

Status code "403" responses are the result of the web server being configured to deny access, for some reason, to the requested resource by the client.

See more form here Wiki HTTP 403 Error

Improve the ini_set("max_execution_time", 0); in php.ini file.
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