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Web-based cron services?

I never even heard of cron until yesterday...



2:25 am on Jun 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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(Mods, feel free to move if I've posted in the wrong place.)

Anyway, I just installed Moodle on my website. It wants its cron run more often than my web host will allow. So I looked around and found some web-based cron services. Not knowing a thing about this, I'm reluctant to pay someone to possibly ruin my site or get me kicked off my host. What should I look for? What should I look out for?

Thanks in advance.


12:37 pm on Jun 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you asked your host about cron services that they offer?


12:53 pm on Jun 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't get it. Won't you need to run the script on your own server, rather than someone else's?

(perhaps I'm being dense here...)

best, a.

PS you might want to Google 'perl scheduler'


6:09 pm on Jun 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Coopster, my host will allow cron jobs once every 24 hours. I would like to be able to run it several times a day.

Andye, I appreciate the tip but being that I am rather clueless in this regard, googling "perl scheduler" wasn't terribly enlightening. I don't know another way to explain what I am trying to do, elsewhere it was suggested to me that there are services that will run your cron jobs for you. If you google "cron service" you will find what I am talking about.


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