sending SMS texts

drdel

New Member
does anyone know if Knownhost allows us to set up a solution where we can send free SMS texts to people via our VPS server?

if so can this be done using PHP?
 

ppc

Moderator
does anyone know if Knownhost allows us to set up a solution where we can send free SMS texts to people via our VPS server?

if so can this be done using PHP?
If it's not listed here: http://knownhost.com/aup.html you should not have a problem. However, you have to watch out to make sure it does not eat up your VPS's resources.

However, to actually send SMS's to people you need to use an SMS gateway which costs money per SMS like http://www.clickatell.com/index.php and you would use their developer API's.
 

drdel

New Member
Thanks for the help.

If we can send emails using the PHP mail() function for "free" then why do we need to pay for a service providing an SMS gateway?
 

echizen

New Member
I ever hear about Kannel that could be used as SMS gateway, but i am not sure whether it need or not other SMS center instrument. (www[dot]kannel[dot]org/status.shtml[/url]. To send SMS / text message basically we need SMPP sever on our vps.

I am looking forward from you guys, if you succeeded installing your sms gateway, pls let's us know :)

Hope, KH will allow us to install SMS gateway on it.
 
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