Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 184.108.40.206
I am contacting lot of hosts to ask about Cron Jobs if they are available in their Unix package...
But most they no no no... so i don get what to do if i want to run something every hour..
Last respond when i asked if they have alternative was:
"We dont have an alternative.. if 1000 users wanted cronjob the server would crash.. thats why."
So its so strange...
Is it best to set up my own server? though i dono how...
Anyways, can u give me a link or something so i can learn more about VPS and also if possible how to set up own server... (is it easy if i know nothing about it?) or should i buy a book?
and how much cheap it could be :)
Thanks in advance
I have too many books that I do not have time to read. I have given up on books and now relying on free information online.
I am not supposed to give a link.
You can get a good VPS at minimum US$20-35 per month. I am not sure how much you are paying for your current shared hosting, but if US$25 above is not a problem for you, I suggest you get a VPS as you are able to host unlimited domains.
VPS basically works almost like a dedicated server.
You might want to check out on VPS at web hosting related forums. If you Google for web hosting forum, I am sure you will find one.
My host have VDS and its for good price, but there are distributions that ive to choose from and i dono anything about that!
So what is the difference between all these:
RedHat Fedora Core 2
RedHat Fedora Core 3
Mandriva LE 2005 (Mandrake)
Fedora is also very solid
your next question to your ISP ought to be abour control panel
for ex: RH and Fedora are often presented with dif control panel
Unless your ISP has implemented their own
with the answer ask for a manual on line
review the manual
search about the CP on line and make an educated choice
Google for free cron job websites that initiate the job to call on a PHP script on your website. I know they exist out there because I used it before - can't remember the name off hand.