Required steps to perform this:
You should have root access to terminal.
Server: Ubuntu 14
LAMP should be installed.
Run this command: cat /etc/motd.tail
- Open/Login SSH into the server
- Type in ps x
- See the list of processes currently on your server
- Get the PID(process id) from that list and type kill xxxxx
- That should do it.
Tested on Linux / CentOS 6.7 x 64
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.
PHP DOCS: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ssh2-exec.php
$connection = ssh2_connect('shell.example.com', 22);
ssh2_auth_password($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
$stream_out = ssh2_fetch_stream($stream, SSH2_STREAM_STDIO);
// closing ssh connection
$stream = ssh2_exec($connection, 'exit');
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) ?
If you want to run a PHP script in the background forever through SSH then follow these steps:
If you are using a SSH terminal (PuTTY) then directly run following command:
// Notice '&'; that operator will help to run this script forever.
php server.php &
// make sure that you are in the root directory of server.php
Now your script is running in background and will keep running indefinitely even after closing terminal.
To check if your script is running or not You can run following command:
ps aux | grep server.php
If you want to do same thing through PHP instead of terminal then follow this tutorial:
PHP: How to run / execute a script in the background forever through SSH ?