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Background jobs in Booked are required for many automatic processes.

Reservation Reminders​

Users can request that reminder emails are sent prior to the beginning or end of a reservation.

In order for this feature to function, enable.email and enable.reminders must both be set to true in Application Configuration. Also, a scheduled task must be configured on your server to execute Jobs/sendreminders.php

On Linux, a cron job can be used. The command to run is php followed by the full path to Jobs/sendreminders.php. 

An example cron configuration might look like: * * * * * php -f /home/yourhost/public_html/Jobs/sendreminders.php

If you have access to cPanel through a hosting provider, setting up a cron job in cPanel is straightforward. Either select the Every Minute option from the Common Settings menu, or enter * for minute, hour, day, month and weekday.

On Windows, a scheduled task can be used. The task must be configured to run at a frequent interval – at least every 5 minutes. The task to execute is php followed by the full path to Booked\Jobs\sendreminders.php. For example, c:\PHP\php.exe -f c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Booked\Jobs\sendreminders.php

Automatically Releasing Reservations​

If you are using the check in/check out functionality, you can optionally set a resource to be automatically made available if the check in is missed.

On Linux, a cron job can be used. The command to run is php followed by the full path to Jobs/autorelease.php

An example cron configuration might look like: * * * * * php -f /home/yourhost/public_html/Jobs/autorelease.php

If you have access to cPanel through a hosting provider, setting up a cron job in cPanel is straightforward. Either select the Every Minute option from the Common Settings menu, or enter * for minute, hour, day, month and weekday.

On Windows, a scheduled task can be used. The task must be configured to run at a frequent interval – at least every 5 minutes. The task to execute is php followed by the full path to Jobs\autorelease.php. For example, c:\PHP\php.exe -f c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Booked\Jobs\autorelease.php

Waitlist Notifications​

If you have enabled waitlist notification functionality, you can automatically send notifications to users waiting for a resource to become available.

On Linux, a cron job can be used. The command to run is php followed by the full path to Jobs/sendwaitlist.php

An example cron configuration might look like: * * * * * php -f /home/yourhost/public_html/Jobs/sendwaitlist.php

If you have access to cPanel through a hosting provider, setting up a cron job in cPanel is straightforward. Either select the Every Minute option from the Common Settings menu, or enter * for minute, hour, day, month and weekday.

On Windows, a scheduled task can be used. The task must be configured to run at a frequent interval – at least every 5 minutes. The task to execute is php followed by the full path to Jobs\sendwaitlist.php. For example, c:\PHP\php.exe -f c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Booked\Jobs\sendwaitlist.php

Missed Check In Notifications​

This notification will be sent to users if they missed the check in time for their reservation.

On Linux, a cron job can be used. The command to run is php followed by the full path to Jobs/sendmissedcheckin.php

An example cron configuration might look like: * * * * * php -f /home/yourhost/public_html/Jobs/sendmissedcheckin.php

If you have access to cPanel through a hosting provider, setting up a cron job in cPanel is straightforward. Either select the Every Minute option from the Common Settings menu, or enter * for minute, hour, day, month and weekday.

On Windows, a scheduled task can be used. The task must be configured to run once per minute. The task to execute is php followed by the full path to Booked\Jobs\sendmissedcheckin.php. For example, c:\PHP\php.exe -f c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Booked\Jobs\sendmissedcheckin.php