Event fire at certain time.

(This article is taken from one of my other blog.)

from few days one thing is clicking in my head very simple but not initiated before.so i have posted the problem in phpfreaks forum and got some useful solutions :

#1 :

hi

i want to know how to run continuous service which is written in php? for example : i want to inform through email to my clients in a particular time automatically , how to do it ?

Thanking you
Tanvir.

=> Cron job.

# 2 :

but there is one question more, if i use corn job then i must have access to modify the etc/corntab in any linux server, generally when we hosting a site then we dont have the permission to modify any server scripts like corntab unless its a dedicated server. is there any other solution to do the job avoiding this problem?

=>If you don’t have access to the crontab, then you most certainly won’t have access to the init scripts required to run a service.

=> ot entirely true. On many ‘shared’ hosting plans that use stuff like cpanel, they will allow you to set up your own cron jobs. Fairly easily too.

=>if not many people provide external crontab access so that you can have a psedo cron tab by having another server ping your cron job page. they might cost you a monthly fee, but it be better than switching hosting companies