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    [Call me Bram] iBram007's Avatar
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    Cron job on a virtual account

    Is it possible to create a cron job on my virtual server, so I don't have access to the apache, php and mysql folder...
    just wondering about that

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    Hi,

    Yes you most likely can unless your host doesn't allow it.

    -Peter

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    Try typing crontab -e and see what happens...

    -t

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    [Call me Bram] iBram007's Avatar
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    I've just sent a mail to my host where I ask of it's possible

    thewitt, you talked about "typing", I'm a newbie in cronjobs, where do I type that?
    btw, I don't have a telnet account.

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    <? echo "Kick me"; ?> petesmc's Avatar
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    If you don't have telnet then you can't use crontab unless the host does it for you or you have an option in the control panel.

    -Peter

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    You could use PHP's system() command to run programs on your server. You should ask your host before you do that, though.

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    whats a cronjob?

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    A cronjob is a task that you set to do at certain time periods, say every 2 hours, or everyday etc


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