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I've been fiddling around with AWS for the past two days, to see what I can do with it and how it would fit my needs. I've already installed LAMP (I installed WAMP on my own computer a long time ago) and R, Rserver & Shiny server.

I was wondering if there is a way to have a script running on a regular basis (every X seconds), and if so, how ?

(In case it's relevant : it's a script I currently have in PHP, but I could translate it in R. It's using curl and it needs to read and write data to a MySQL database.)

Thanks

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  • Where is this script running? When I do things like this, I just a task scheduler. – Dave Jun 17 '16 at 8:15
  • What do you mean by where ? It's currently not running anywhere :) i'm looking for the place to run it – François M. Jun 17 '16 at 9:59
  • Then I'm lost with the question. Why can't you run the script on your PC, on the server? – Dave Jun 17 '16 at 10:20
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If you have an EC2 instance, you could schedule it using cron.

If you want to use AWS in general, I suggest that you use Lambda with scheduled events.

The first method needs you to have running infrastructure (an EC2 instance), but is easier. The second method has a bit of a learning curve.

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