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Run a .js file from a php script (not on the browser)

I am trying to run a .js file that is located on my web-page. I am using a cron-job, which triggers a php script, every hour. I do also have a javascript that checks for new posts on a forum. If there are any new post, it sends notifications to my iPhone app. The problem is that I can't trigger the .js file. Any suggestions?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

I still think you need to talk to the folks at cron-job.com. If they don't offer JavaScript on their server, what you want might not be possible. On the other hand, if they do, they should be able to give you instructions on how to use it.

But I have to wonder - why don't you run your JavaScript where your own web page is hosted?

Would it be possible to run the javascript file from the php if it was a nodejs?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

But do they have node.js installed on cron-job? What you run from their service must exist on their server.

Yes, but I am able to run a php-script, so I was wondering if it is possible to run javascript from the php-script (the php is located on my web-page)