Cron from the Panel in PHP4?

software development

#1

I’ve scheduled a cron job using the dreamhost panel and I’m getting an error that would indicate the server is trying to run the php script as php4 rather than php5:
"Cannot instantiate non-existent class: simplexmlelement"
If I go to the php file in my browser the script works just fine.

Is there a way to force cron jobs scheduled from the panel to run as php5?


#2

The trick here is to make sure that you use the correct command line path to the PHP 5 CGI-CLI binary, as described in the DreamHost wiki article on PHP.

–rlparker
–DreamHost Tech Support