You can execute a php script in the background forever by using SSH through PHP but for that you have to make sure first that SSH2 extension is available.
$connection = ssh2_connect('shell.example.com', 22); ssh2_auth_password($connection, 'username', 'password'); /* if you want to execute script from a different directory then use commands in same line separated by ';', that is required in php. In below second command '&' will do the magic to run command forever. */ $stream = ssh2_exec($connection, 'cd httpdocs/subdir/dir; /path/to/php server.php &'); $stream = ssh2_exec($connection, 'ps aux | grep server.php'); // printing ssh output on screen stream_set_blocking($stream, true); $stream_out = ssh2_fetch_stream($stream, SSH2_STREAM_STDIO); echo stream_get_contents($stream_out); // closing ssh connection $stream = ssh2_exec($connection, 'exit'); unset($connection);
If you want to do same thing through SSH Terminal (PuTTY) then follow this tutorial:
SSH: how to run a PHP script in background forever in Linux (CentOS) ?