I'm working on a PHP web interface that a visitor can use to upload a data file, which then will get processed by script on the server side to read the client data and load it into a MySQL table.
Unfortunately due to the format of the file, the script that processes the file once it is uploaded will have to be run on the server; otherwise the PHP script times out. Right now, I have a cron job set up to run the file processing script (which is in PHP via the command line every 5 minutes, which tests for the existence of the file and processes it when it's available. When the file is processed, the server sends an e-mail message to the user. This is not an optimal solution in my opinion, but it will work for my needs.
Any assistance here would be great. Thanks for your help!