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Best language to write linux services

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I want to create a crawler that scans one single web page and sends me an email in case something is wrong on the page (the page holds some webservers' status - Up/Down). What would be the best language to write such a service in? I've considered PHP or Python, but as they are interpreted languages (+PHP has a max time limit that a script runs), I don't think they're the best fit for this. Also, C/C++ is not an option. I was thinking about Java, since it has Threading and I may need it, but I'm not sure. (HowTos)