Mark Bomgardner wrote:
Is there a way in php to execute a SELECT statement in the future? What
only if its running in the future :)
You can trigger it when a visitor visits your page but what are the
chances someone will visit it at 2:000 AM exactly every night?
You can run it as a daemon, which woudl be kind of stupid, plus if they
don;t let you run cron they probably don;t want a script to run 24/7
just to send an email at 2:00 AM
You can cron it.
You can cron a script on a different server to run your script on the
non-cron machine via SSH, HTTP, etc...
BTW, this applies to scripting of any kind, Actually there are soem Perl
modules that can do this, have you looked on CPAN?
I am wanting to do is use a page to parse a database at a future time.
I want to send out some email about an event I am putting on, but I
don't want to execute the select statement until 2:00am. I could use
cron for this, but I would perfer not, as I am writing an application in
which cron may not be an option. Is there 3rd party engines that will
Yes, Cron is one that 99% of servers will have and several Perl Modules
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