How to create cron job using PHP?

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Sometimes, we want to create cron job using PHP.

In this article, we’ll look at how to create cron job using PHP.

How to create cron job using PHP?

To create cron job using PHP, we can create a PHP script and add it to the crontab file.

For insrtance, we write

<?php

echo "hello";

and save the file to /usr/local/bin/run.php

Then in crontab, we add

* * * * * /usr/bin/php -f /usr/local/bin/run.php &> /dev/null

to add the /usr/local/bin/run.php script to run run.php as a scheduled job.

We may give the script execute permission with

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/run.php

Once it has execute permission, we can omit /usr/bin/php -f from crontab.

Conclusion

To create cron job using PHP, we can create a PHP script and add it to the crontab file.

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