I have been lucky enough to have been given an opportunity to work with Yii and PHP using a SQL Server backend. I have developed a number of applications with simple workflow and so far so good. I now require to have programs run that read through the records created by the application to send out reminders, update status information etc.
I was wondering if someone could please give me some direction on how I might go about setting this up. The Yii, PHP environment runs on a Windows 2008 server so I am guessing I can use Windows Scheduler - I have never used this before. Is it just a matter of writing an action in the Controller I wish to run and then pointing a Windows Scheduled task to that URL eg http://......./index.php/myapp/myAppsAction?
My search on the Web directed me to running Cron jobs and even that seemed confusing.