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Im not new to programming, but quite new to web programming. Anyway
Im creating an online MUD game, (like for example Utopia), and I want
to allow things to happen even though players are not online, for example monsters should move around, so when player logs in again
after x minutes, the monster is not at the same place... I think you get the idea.
If the server were on my computer I wouldnt have any problems. I would just have a program running all the time, updateing the "movements-database". I could also solve the problem, using Web Services (from my computer, same idea), but this would force me to be online all the time.
Is there anyway to do this on tha IIS (6 i think) server that belongs to my web host? Most of all I just want a loop running all the time, sleeping and waking up ever minute or so and modify the DB)
Thanks for reading this far ;) and thanks even more for ANY help/hints in this matter
to followup on the suggestions by ogletree, you can subscribe to a site monitoring service to hit your site which can launch a job. some monitoring services are free and you can ping every 15 minutes.
And to followup on this suggestion... no need to sign up for a monitoring service to do this, you can just do it from you own computer.
Thanks for your help guys!