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Maybe someone can help me with the following.

I've got a cgi-script which I wan't to execute every 5 minutes. For this I need a webhost which supports cronjobs. I'm prepared to pay around $5 per month for this.

Only thing I ask is that it can run my cgi-script and that it runs every 5 minutes. I've looked almost everywhere on the www and i'm becoming desperate. No host-search engine will help me because you can't choose to search on 'cron jobs'.

Can you help me ?

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I doubt you will get that for only $5/month. An alternative could be to use a free CGI hosting service such as www.spaceports.com . You could have a wrapper perl script that kick of your process from a system call, sleeps for 5 minutes and then calls the script again, in an infinite loop. Only problem would be if the wrapper script falls over, may need a keep alive script as well.
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