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#1 grim1208

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 05:07 AM

I already know how to make the script that would count time (using javascript) that after a period of time it increments a field in a database a certain amount, but how could I make this so a browser window doesn't have to be open to have the counter countinueing counting?

Any ideas?
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#2 .josh

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:07 AM

you could set up a cron job.

i think. be more specific. you have a script that updates your database and you want it updated on a regular basis without any kind of user interaction? you should be able to set up a cron job in cpanel to run your script at the interval you want it to be run.
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Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:10 AM

From what I gather of your post, you want to run a PHP script in the background as a cron job. Look in our tutorial section or search the web using "cron job".

FYI: PHP scripts can also be run from the command prompt.

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