Cronjobs

Cronjobs are one of the important feature that must be set properly by the site's administrator. Here, we share with you how to set cronjobs for our product.

cPanel Cronjob Setup

Cronjobs allows email processing to run at the back end while not interfering with the site operations. In EasyBlog, cronjob is required to fetch emails, send emails, retrieve new tweets as blog and even import feeds remotely.


Step 1 - Accessing your cpanel

Setting up cronjob in Cpanel is really easy. All you need to do is to login to your cPanel account and click on the Cronjob icon as shown in the diagram below.

Cpanel Cronjobs

Step 2 - Creating the cronjob

Upon clicking on the cronjob icon, you will be presented with the following screen. You will need to enter the following configuration.

Cpanel Cronjobs

The configurations are broken down into the following:

  • Minute
    Enter the interval for minute. The example above uses */5 which means the script is executed every 5 minutes
  • Hour
    Enter the interval for minute. The example above uses * which means the script is executed every hour
  • Day
    Enter the interval for minute. The example above uses * which means the script is executed every day
  • Month
    Enter the interval for minute. The example above uses * which means the script is executed every month
  • Weekday
    Enter the interval for minute. The example above uses * which means the script is executed every week
  • Command - In the example above, we are running the following command,

    /bin/wget -O /dev/null "http://yoursite.com/index.php?option=com_easyblog&task=cron"
    

    You will need to get the correct wget path and replace the domain name above with your site's domain. Every hosting has a different /bin/wget. Please consult with your hosting provider for further explanation.