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Creating a daemon on Unix server to keep running PHP script.

spandor asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-26

I have a PHP script which usualy I start from command line by writing: php picker.php.
And that works.
However, I'd like to create a daemon in order to have this script working all the time. How I can do this??
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One option may be to use the "cron" utility to schedule the script to run periodically.  Based on how long the script takes to run, you can set any interval you like, say every 5 minutes, or every hour.

If the script itself has a built-in execution loop, i.e. if it never exits when left by itself, then you can write a shell script that will manage the script as a service, making sure it starts when the server boots, and to restart it if it dies.

Please let me know if you'd like more information on either of these options.




Thanks for the replay, options 2 sounds good for me :)

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