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Send email on a nightly basis from my website

Posted on 2013-11-20
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Hi all.

I have a website built using php and hosted by godaddy.com.

I want to be able to send an email every night showing the data entry done for the day.

Is there a way to do this?

Thank you in advance.
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by:Gary
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Set up a cron job to execute a php page that sends you the email.
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by:Ray Paseur
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The answer is "yes" and there will need to be a log of the data entry.  That implies a data base abstraction layer that logs the data entry queries.  It's not hard to do this, but you might want to consider having professional help since it will probably require a number of changes to the existing code set.
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by:Sim1980
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Is a cron job a software that needs to be installed on my godaddy web server?
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It will already be installed
http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/3548/accessing-your-cron-job-manager-with-shared-hosting

This won't do anything other than execute a php page you have created - you still need to create this page that gets the data and sends the email.
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by:Sim1980
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Thanks!
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