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Cron Job to execute PHP script?
How to do it on unix?

 1:01 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a PHP script I want to execute automatically once a month. I was thinking Chron job. But, I am not sure of the unix command to execute a script. Can it be the URL of the script I want to execite? How do I set this up in cPanel?



 1:17 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

if you have php installed as a cgi [es.php.net], then you can call it as you would another cron job.

if not then you could use lynx - try this post for more info:

re: cpanel - i don't. sorry.

p.s. if you search these forums you'll find plenty of references to php and cron.

good luck


 6:17 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you don't have the PHP cgi installed you can use wget to run a PHP script via cron.

The command is simply:

wget -O /dev/null [example.com...]

The -O /dev/null part means send the output to the null device so that no disk space is taken up with the HTML (or whatever) output from your script.


 8:15 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

In the X skin for Cpanel, there is a Cron Jobs tab near the bottom of the main page of icons. I expect it is available in other skins, but it might be one level further in.


 1:32 am on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

In cpanel the following will also work:

php -q /home/serverpath/script/file.php

Note that -q is seperated by spaces.

There are also some threads on the cpanel forum about settings up cron jobs.



 12:46 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys! I appreciate all the info...

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