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Help with a random numbers generator script.

 4:32 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Created the thread here from users recommandation, hopefully someone can help



I've got a php script that generates random number every page refresh as it's shown below

srand ((double) microtime( )*1000000);
$random_number = rand(1000,5000);
echo "$random_number";

Everything is good but i would like an option over the script that will change the random generated number each x seconds, a value where i can choose on how many seconds another random number will be generated and shown

would appreciate the help



 4:52 pm on Apr 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Would something like this work?

srand ((double) microtime( )*1000000);
$random_number = rand(1000,5000);
echo "$random_number";
setTimeout(function () {
}, 10000); // reload after 10 seconds

Or do you need to get this via AJAX?


 3:20 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

If you did the coding in JavaScript instead of PHP, you could avoid both the reload and AJAX.


 3:50 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am wondering what a random number with every page refresh could be used for?


 2:59 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hello sorry for my late response

Thanks for your help Fotiman

Unfortunately, the random number changes each page refresh. I don't want to do that.

Even if i would refresh the page, that number should change after a certain time i set,like in your scrit 10 seconds for example. But your script refreshes it after 10 seconds automatically. But if i refresh the page manually it will show a different number every time i do that.

Hope you can help me


 4:30 pm on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

It sounds, then, that what you really need is some sort of cron job running on the server that will generate the value and persist it to a database or file which can then be read by your PHP script. It doesn't sound like a JavaScript issue, though, so you might try a forum that focuses on server side.

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