Finding apache process id that is spawned by a wget
I have a situation where I am writing a programme that runs a series of long running PHP scripts that can take anything from 20 minutes to 10 hours to execute.
I have a solution half implemented where I use via php exec(wget <location to command>) and get the process id back.
This returns to PHP the process ID of the wget process. However what I'm looking for is to get the process ID of the apache process that wget starts and runs. However the apache process that is doing the work doesn't appear to be any relation to the wget process (eg the apache process isn't a child process of wget).
What my question is - is there a way of determing the process Id of the apache process to send back to my php script for monitoring it ?