Hm... I've been running several cron jobs with PHP without problems... One backs up our database twice a day, one processes new account orders from a queue, and a few other misc. tasks - PHP has no problem.
Here's one of my crontab files:
The above would run every ten minutes.
Make sure, if you create your cron file locally and upload it, that it is uploaded in ASCII transfer. Also note that after you run crontab file.txt
that you verify it by typing crontab -l
, which lists the cron file.
One thing about yours, PDStein, is that your script is in your /ftp directory - I'm not sure the permissions on that directory, but keep in mind that PHP has to have access to that directory - so don't place your PHP file in your home directory or any directory with limited permission settings.
Hope this helps.