reminder script

Hi,
I have a website where the user registration form stores the date of birth of users. I want a script that send reminders about each users birthday one day before.
Should I need a cronjob for doing this? If so, please help me start with it.
I am open to any suggestions.

Thanks in advance

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CWS (haripriya)Asked:
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basic612Connect With a Mentor Commented:
triggering php scripts from cron is pretty straight forward. The exact setup depends on your hosting environment. Do you have a control panel such as cPanel or plesk? If so there will be a cron config option in there.

you can trigger the script to run from command line, eg:

0 10 * * * /usr/local/bin/php -q /home/yoursite/public_html/birthday.php  > /dev/null 2>&1

which will run the php script every day at 10am

alternatively you could use wget

0 10 * * * /usr/bin/wget -q http://yoursite.com/birthday.php   > /dev/null 2>&1

Hope that helps.
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basic612Commented:
not tested this personally but it seems to be a pretty good match:

http://www.phpbirthday.org/

It's open source so you'd be able to review the code to see how they're achieving the results

HTH
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CWS (haripriya)Author Commented:
Hi,
Thanks for the suggestion. I can create the php script my self, but I have never tried cron job. So, I want to know how to start with. I can create the birthday reminder script, but how to execute it automatically from the server every day?

Thanks once again.
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CWS (haripriya)Author Commented:
Thanks a lot
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