I have a webpage that connects to an external site and tries to save some of the information in its RSS feed into My SQL, every time I visit this webpage.
wich normaly helps RSS readers to detect new items. If you were (you are perhaps) in an autopublishing process (i.e.
RSS to Word Press) you could employ a Cron Job from your web server where you could say... My coding skills are not sufficient, sorry, to explain how (on a site I manage, a plugin does this task).
Your approach is probably the very first step :) But as you've already identified it creates issues like the need to load your reader quite often to make sure you never miss data).
It's also quite slow (and impossible to scale efficiently once you start having hundreds of RSS feeds...). TL; DR : run a cronjob daily/hourly to make sure don't miss updates.
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