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#1 glenelkins

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:23 PM

Hi

I need to run a script every day at 0:00 but the server i need to setup the script on does not support CRON.

Is there a way I can have this script run every day at 0:00?? I thought about using some of the time functions. Run the script once to start it off, and then it can check the time every minute until it finds 0:00. But the problem Im facing is how do i get the script to continue to run even when the browser closes?

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#2 trq

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:31 PM

Is this a windows server or something? Maybe you could use task scheduler?

Otherwise, your kinda stuck. If its a high traffic site you could have each page check the time and if its near to 0:00 you could run the script, but if you dont get any hits around that time, well, the script wont run.

This really is a server issue... not much php can do.

#3 glenelkins

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:44 PM

how about setting up a cron from a different server to run the script?  will that work?
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:47 PM

What sever operating system exist then?

look for a 3rd part cron or scedilar.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:50 PM

The server is on FastHosts, its a Linux server
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#6 trq

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:51 PM

how about setting up a cron from a different server to run the script?  will that work?

Yes. You'd need to make the script publicly accessible.




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