Hello, I have programmed an auction site and now I want to send out an email to the winner and the seller with the contact information after the auction is over. I can make a page that generate all auctions thats ended and then set them to quantity = 0 and at the same time send out an email to the buyer and seller. Now heres the question. Should I use a cron job to update the page once in the hour or is it any other solution on how to send automatic emails during certain circumstances? I have no experience with cron but by webhost supports it so I can probably get it to work.
One more thing. Does the website get slowed down if you use the cron job to often?