How to run a php file every 5 minutes
Reason for this is that I'm creating a site and I want the users to be notified live. In order to do this, I need the php file to run so it can detect changes for users notifications and then make the noise if the user gets a new notification. If more info is needed, I can provide.
So here is what I used to try and run a cron localhost Run Cron Job on PHP Script, on localhost in Windows
My script.bat file
"C:\Xammp\php\php.exe" -f "C:\Xammp\htdocs\SocialMedia\Admin\Users\Notification.php"
And my shellscript.vbs file
Set WinScriptHost = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WinScriptHost.Run Chr(34) & "C:\Xammp\htdocs\SocialMedia\Site\script.bat" & Chr(34), 0
Set WinScriptHost = Nothing
I've followed what they said in that post, but I don't see any change in my console log for networks. It should show a file being ran every x minutes but it doesn't
Edit: Although my question isn't completely answered, this site is where I found my answer. https://web-push-book.gauntface.com/chapter-01/02-how-push-works/ Thanks!
Edit - This was the answer to my question - https://developer.hyvor.com/php/ajax-long-polling
To create a scheduler in Windows, you need to: Create .bat file on your server or system; Type the following command in your .bat file:
“F:\xampp\php\php.exe” -f “F:/xampp/htdocs/sitefolder/test.php”;
Set the scheduler time and file in your task scheduler in Windows.
Running a cron job in linux or task scheduler in windows will not accomplish what you are wanting. That's not the way the technology works. Client asks question, server replies, end of story. To illustrate the point, how does your cron job know who is supposed to get updated? It doesn't, and it can't.
The only way I can think of in a typical website scenario is to have your client continually polling the server for updates via ajax. If your audience is not large, this would probably work. But it will not scale well.
There is another technology that might work for you: web push notifications.
However, I suspect that there is a rather large learning curve associated with utilizing this concept. A quick search revealed some pages that you will want to investigate:
I really know nothing beyond the name, so I don't know if this will do what you are asking for, but it's the only thing other than having your client regularly poll the server.