Need programmable timer from php
Posted on 2006-10-25
Hi, I have a web-based php/mysql booking system. I need to include alarms/timers that can handle intervals of between one to two hours between being set, and firing. For example, an appointment is initiated, and I need a notifcation to pop up 70mins later regardless of what else the user does with the application in the meantime.
Can I use the chron daemon on the server, somehow?
The server is linux, and users are on windows laptops running firefox.
Looking for either third party solutions or coding suggestions