Run php scripts from cron

By | March 22, 2009

Automatic Running In a web application there are many cases, when a certain piece of code or script needs to run automatically in the background to perform certain tasks, without the need of any user to start it. Like scraping, extracting or crawling data from web or perform some regular tasks like sending emails, system… Read More »

How to Install Apache Mod Rewrite on Ubuntu / Linux

By | August 8, 2020

Apache Mod Rewrite mod_rewrite is an apache module which enables rewriting of urls requested by client before the pages are fetched by apache. For example www.site.com/products.php?code=459 can be written as www.site.com/products/459 or www.site.com/products/459.html. The second url is re-written into the first one by mod_rewrite using rewrite rules specified in the .htaccess file. Enable Mod Rewrite… Read More »

Get real IP address of user in php

By | December 4, 2008

Client IP address Php applications are mostly web based and often need to get the ip address of the user who is connecting to the application. Ip address is required for various logging purpose, geolocation service etc. The most common way to get the ip address of a remote user is by using the superglobal… Read More »

Remote Login with Curl PHP

By | November 19, 2008

Remote login with CURL The curl extension of php can be used to open remote webpages by both GET and POST methods. There are many situations when you need a php script to login into a website and open a certain page. For example when you are writing a bot or web scraper. To login… Read More »