[wp-hackers] Cron and long running processes
peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Sun Jul 27 08:16:30 GMT 2008
Sean Hickey wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm wondering if WP's built in "cron" feature is suitable for long
> running processes? It's clear it takes a page hit to kick off the cron
> process, but what's not clear (to me) is whether the visitor is forced
> to sit there waiting until the cron job finishes.
From what I recall it spawns of a second HTTP request out-of-band of
the user request to call the page.
So a long running process should not affect the user.
However, you can only run for as long as the runtime limit set for your
php pages by your host.
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