I have an ISAPI server for PHP installed on a Windows machine. Is there anyway I can schedule PHP files to execute at a certain time. These PHP files don't need to output anything to a web browser or any kind of user end output, just execute the code. Thanks,
1:22 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)
If you can run the PHP executable you can setup scheduled tasks within the control panel and specify the file for PHP to open, e.g
C:\PHP\php.exe "C:\scripts\myphp.php" at the command line
1:40 pm on Oct 20, 2008 (gmt 0)
That was exactly what I needed. Thanks,
5:25 pm on Oct 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
For those that might use this article for reference in the future, what you're looking for is called a Cron Job. You can setup a cron job easily, especially if you are paying for Web Hosting, I'm sure the cPanel of your hosting company has an easy interface to implement a cron job.
As for people who have their own server, google "Cron Job" and the name of your server environment and you should find a sample code pretty easily.