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    I need to 'run' a php script on a scheduled basis (i.e. hourly). However, my hosting company doesn't allow crons and the like.

    My alternate strategy is to have my pc dial up and call the controlling php page. Does anyone know of a scheduling/dial-up utility (which will run under NT) that will help me achieve my goal? Or any other methods?

    It's been suggested that I let visitors trigger the script, but the script processing may take some time and annoy the user.

    I realise this isn't strictly a php question, but was hoping others might have found themselves in the same situation as myself and now have a solution.
    Thanks
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    Yeah, i've been meaning to ask the same question too. Like Mark said above, is there a way to schedule a script without having the users run the script for us?

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    >>is there a way to schedule a script without having the
    >>users run the script for us?

    Please read this: http://www.devshed.com/Talk/Forums/F...ML/000622.html

    >>Does anyone know of a scheduling/dial-up utility
    >>(which will run under NT) that will help me achieve my goal?
    >>Or any other methods?

    Umm, if you have ICQ, set it to launch your web browser once connected. Of course, you need to set your ICQ homepage to the script you wanted to run the cron to.
    Note that this doesn't really reply to your exact question, at the very least, it should give you some idea of the automated process once connected.

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