View Full Version : funtion to activate another php script while running..

06-22-2010, 02:16 PM
I have a script that runs for a few mins gathering information..

is there a funtion i can use while the script is running to activate another script on the same hosting server?

06-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Does the 2nd script have anything to do with the 1st script? Or are you generally asking if two scripts can run simultaneously? Your question is a bit too vague to answer.

06-22-2010, 04:51 PM
Depends on what you need to do with it.
If you want to run it as a new process, you can do so with using webservices or curl. If you want to make use of this as a part of your current running script, you can do so using include/require.
Other options depending on your server / privilege include things like exec and system calls to execute a script in the background. Socketing could be a solution as well.

So, it really comes down to what the secondary scripts purpose is in relation to the primary script.