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November 26, 2011

Setup CRON job to Trigger an URL

Filed under: Server — Tags: , — vicker313 @ 7:42 pm

The following CRON script can be used to trigger an URL (example below is schedule to run every minute, for other schedule setting please refer to other CRON tutorial).

0 * * * * wget -q -O - http://www.example.com/notify.php >/tmp/cron 2>&1

In Linux, wget is used to download file from internet (or network). -q option means quiet, -O means output file. It is important to put the -O option so that your server won’t end up with annoying CRON output file.

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August 22, 2009

Schedule Your Website to Run PHP File

Filed under: PHP — Tags: , — vicker313 @ 8:00 am

To schedule your website to run a particular PHP file (to email or some other things):

  1. Go to your website control panel
  2. Go to Cron Job (it is the scheduler in Linux system)
  3. Usually you can choose GUI method or coding method to set the schedule
  4. You need to set the minutes, hours, dates, months and weekdays
  5. For the command to be run:
    lynx -dump http://your.website.url/yourphpfile.php
    lynx is the command to execute the PHP file
  6. Usually you can key in the email to be sent when the scheduler execute the commands

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