I‘ve written a PHP script. I would like to run it as a cron job. I’m using CentOS server with Apache web server. How do I setup a PHP script as a cron job on a Linux or Unix-like systems?
You need to setup execute permission on a php script. You need to use chmod command to change file access permissions. [donotprint][/donotprint] Use the chmod command as follows on your php script:
chmod +x scriptname.php
Also make sure you add following line to top of php script (first line should be #!/usr/bin/php):
If you are using FreeBSD unix os, use:
#!/usr/bin/php is called as a shebang (pound bang). It execute php script using the interpreter /usr/bin/php. Save and close the file.
Setup and run php script as a cron job
Now add cron job by typing following command:
$ crontab -e
# run everday at 10:45 45 10 * * * /path/to/myphpscript.php
# run everday at 10:45
45 10 * * * /path/to/myphpscript.php
Save and close the file.