Configuration

All set? Lets learn how to configure your EasyArticles to suits your site.

Understand Cronjobs

Cronjobs is a schedule command/task that are executed on your server to run automatically at a specified time and date or interval. Typically, a cron job contains a series of simple tasks that the system runs from a script file. It can be very useful to automate repetitive tasks such as sending emails out.

Cronjobs must be carried out by web server (hosting provider) - therefore if in doubt, please contact your hosting provider to clarify if they support cron functionalities.

Cronjobs Configuration

Cronjobs are really simple to be configured. There are 3 required pieces of information that you'll need to have; which cronjobs provider, what is my cronjob's command, and cronjob's schedules.

Cronjobs Provider

There are many cronjobs provider available. Some of them are provided by your hosting provider and the others are external provider. So, contact your hosting provider to clarify if they support cron functionalities.

Each cronjobs provider might have a different steps to be configured. Therefore, contact your hosting provider to assist you on setting up your cronjobs.

Cronjob's Command

The command is a script that runs when the cronjobs fires. This is the default cronjobs command for EasyArticles.

You'll need to get the correct wget path and replace the domain name above with your site's domain. Please consult with your hosting provider or cronjobs provider for further information.
Disable the notifications for a specific cronjob, the following line is added to the command. If you like to receive the notification, remove the following line from the command.

Cronjob's Schedules

Schedule is the time interval at which you wish to run the cronjob. The intervals can be broken down into the following:

  • Minute - Enter the minute of each hour at which to run the cron job. For example, enter 15 to run the cron job at 15 minutes past the hour.
  • Hour - Enter the hour of each day (in 24-hour format) at which to run the cron job. For example, enter 2100 to run the cron job at 9:00 PM local time.
  • Day - Enter the day of the month on which to run the cron job. For example, enter 15 to run the cron job on the 15th of the month.
  • Month - Enter the month of the year in which to run the cron job. For example, enter 7 to run the cron job in July.
  • Weekday - Enter the day(s) of the week on which to run the cron job. For example, a value of 0 indicates Sunday, or a value of 6 indicates Saturday.
For any of these settings, enter * to run the cron job at all intervals.
Cronjobs that run too frequently can reduce your server's performance. We recommend that you run cronjobs once per day.