I have a short and sweet PHP file to send myself an email. But as a stand-alone file, it does nothing. What else do I need to go with?

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I need some other HTML/CSS coding to go with this but I just can't figure it out...

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Ronnie H.
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There are quite a few ways to set this up, so the exact way to do it is going to depend on your goals. If you're trying to run that PHP file from a site or using bash, take a look at this rundown from Stack Overflow and this write-up on include/require from W3. That's usually what is missing in these sorts of situations. 

If you want this script to run at a specified time every day, then you need to set up CRON job. This is an easy way to get the server to just run the file directly!

I hope one of those works, but if you're trying to run this in a different context, let us know. If you want direct assistance coding something for your site, you can always reach out to our Managed Hosting Team for an estimate

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Ronnie H.
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There are quite a few ways to set this up, so the exact way to do it is going to depend on your goals. If you're trying to run that PHP file from a site or using bash, take a look at this rundown from Stack Overflow and this write-up on include/require from W3. That's usually what is missing in these sorts of situations. 

If you want this script to run at a specified time every day, then you need to set up CRON job. This is an easy way to get the server to just run the file directly!

I hope one of those works, but if you're trying to run this in a different context, let us know. If you want direct assistance coding something for your site, you can always reach out to our Managed Hosting Team for an estimate