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#1 SpeedCrazy

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:33 PM

I am totally ignorant on this side of the web.
What i want to know is how, if it is possible at all, i would go about writing a script to execute a predefined command on data in a db at a time specified in the db.
My idea was a email reminder program, i enter a reminder note and the time i want the reminder sent and at the appropriate time the note is sent.
Problem is i am clueless as to how i would get a script to run continuously on the server, and what language it would need to be in.
Anybody have any tips?
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:58 PM

If its linux you can just make a shell script and put it on a cronjob. Not to sure about windows servers though.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:05 PM

I looked at crontab but i am thinking a php daemon may be better. Especially as i know php.
Just found out about php daemons so i don't know enough to decide yet.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

You better check with your hosting co. first, as some don't like this type of useage, while others are fine if you make a request first.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:48 PM

If its linux you can just make a shell script and put it on a cronjob. Not to sure about windows servers though.

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