Recently I am working a project where I need to execute a PHP page every hour to scrap data from another web URL and store the information to MySQL database. To accomplish that, I have faced some challenges:
1. How can I execute PHP script without browser
2. How can I do the cronjob
Hmm..seems problems are not big! really?
For cronjob, I can use windows scheduler, but for several reasons, I was unable to do so. Later I have found a software, named pycron which format is exactly same with crobtab of unix system. Ok, cronjob problem is solved, now the big question, execute PHP script outside browser. Its simple actually!
Use PHP binary path (in my case, C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.2.6\php.exe) to execute the php page. PHP page format should be real path (in my case, C:\wamp\www\dc\temp_cap.php). Its done!
So, in pycron, you should use binary path as command and PHP…
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