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Complete beginner question...

Let's say I have SSH access to my website. And, I have a file:

How can I use SSH to run my_script.php?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted
ssh "/usr/bin/php /path/to/my_script.php"

Just make sure that the user you use to login is the user you want to run the script as.

Also make sure that you actually have /usr/bin/php installed. Running a PHP script from the command line isn't the same as starting it from say Apache.

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I wasn't able to get it right in one line (like your example). I made it work by entering separate commands. First, login to ssh. Second "ls" and "cd" a few times to get to the file. Finally, run the file with "php my_script.php" – Ed Talmadge Mar 30 '10 at 5:08
Perhaps you don't have PHP cli installed as /usr/bin/php. What does "which php", on the server, tell you? – andol Mar 30 '10 at 6:13

You can also make the PHP file like this:

    echo 'Hello world';

and then just type


in SSH and it will work also

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