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Stopping a cronjob script from timing out

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I'm running a PHP script on my SHARED server (hostgator.com) and I want to run it as a cronjob, but I can't because the script is not working correctly.

The script is meant to load info from eBay through the eBay API.

When I try to test the script in FF, I get a blank webpage after ~2 mins (the script is supposed to write a success message at the end).
In IE, I get the error that the page cannot be displayed (after ~2 mins).

I have taken a look at my mySQL DB, and I noticed that the script WORKS, but stops halfway through (only half the info is loaded).

What could be wrong with it?
Is it timing out, and if so, why doesn't FF say that it's timed out.

To check the phpinfo() settings, you can go to http://www.esentials.net/scriptTests/phpinfo.php

Any ideas?

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I was using set_time_limit(600), but I tried set_time_limit(0) and it seems to work fine now

I plan to run this script as a cronjob, so I'd like to know (just in case):

1. Do server timeout issues affect cronjobs? Or only requests from a browser?

2. Is there any way of having a cronjob redirect (sort of like the header function) to continue running the script?

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