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    Free web-based task scheduler?

    Does there exist a free web-based Task Scheduler? I want my site to send texts on future dates, but it's hosted on the web so I can't use something like Windows Task Scheduler.

    If not, do you know a way around this?

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    You're on shared hosting I assume? Your hosting company should make available to you a linux program called Cron which gives you the ability to schedule scripts.

    If your hosting company doesn't give you access to Cron, find one that does.

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    Your hosting service should have CRON installed (at least, most seem to).
    If that's the case, then just set up a script that does what you need, and set schedule for the script to be hit at the schedule you desire.

    Hope that helps,
    ~ Mo
    ...because it's dundant already.

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    http://www.webbasedcron.com/

    There was another free service moons ago but i can't remember the url and couldn't find it on google either
    See my new CodingForums Blog: http://www.codingforums.com/blogs/tangoforce/

    Many useful explanations and tips including: Cannot modify headers - already sent, The IE if (isset($_POST['submit'])) bug explained, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING, debugging tips and much more!

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    See my new CodingForums Blog: http://www.codingforums.com/blogs/tangoforce/

    Many useful explanations and tips including: Cannot modify headers - already sent, The IE if (isset($_POST['submit'])) bug explained, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING, debugging tips and much more!

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    Wow, thanks, all! I looked on Google but couldn't find any free ones... even though tangoforce managed to find a few.



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