Tutorial: How to setup Dolphin Cron Jobs on Shared Hosting

Andrew Boon posted 22nd of November 2010 in Dolphin.pro News. 7 comments.

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How to setup Cron Job in Dolphin on Shared Hosting

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For me the explanations are clear

maybe he should add to the list of commands cron - specify php5

I have a dedicated server - and there are two versions of php - php4 and php5

and for me the only one that works is

/usr/local/bin/php5 -q /home/sitedir/www/periodic/cron.php
I also am on a shared hosting account and use same cron command as danielmarselle.
we are on a intranet and so might be this helps
@danielmarseille - I have added the possible php4 and php 5 additions to the "most common" cron commands.

Thank you for your input :)
@Zarcon - can put the command with php5 - first position on your list - I think this command works for most of the servers
hmmmm, shouldnt this be renamed? this is a cron setup if you are running cPanel only. there are other control panels, and of course many are using plesk and webmin in their quest to save money.

also mislabled IMHO 'how to setup cron job in dolphin on shared hosting' there are not cron job settings or capabilities in dolphin, the cron jobs are server based using cron daemon and have nothing to do with dolphin.

the most logical approach would be to ask support what the path to php binary is see more for firing the cron jobs. also need to determine if there are limitations on your cron settings on a shared environment. whereas dolphin requires or suggests firing a cron every minute, some server setups do not allow for that, and if your cron time is set wrong even from cPanel, the cron will not fire.
In my case I am using Virtualmin/Webmin and this setup does not work for me, and as DosDawg say, they are many diferent panels, as Plesk, Cube Panel, CP+, DirectPanel and many more, as DosDawg ask... shouldnt this be renamed?
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