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Dec
23
2011
10:26 pm

Files that could be executed with crontab – allowed file extensions

There are no specific file types that can or cannot be executed from your account. During our tests, the three most commonly used scripts showed excellent cron job compatibility. These are PHP, Perl/CGI and bash scripts – with the corresponding extensions *.php, *.pl and *.sh, respectively. The most important thing to remember is that files[continue...]


Dec
23
2011
10:02 pm

What is Crontab?

The Cron Daemon runs on Unix based Operating Systems and, in essence, is closely similar to the Windows Task Scheduler. It allows you to post your own 'magic rules' for the useful, time sparing automation of any of the scripts you will be working with. Cron is what enables users to schedule jobs which run[continue...]


Dec
23
2011
1:20 am

How to disable the Crontab email alert ?

If you have, for example, a cronjob executed every 2 minutes, this means that you will receive an email with the cron result every 2 minutes. To prevent the sending of email notification, add any one of the following lines at the end of each cronjob command: >/dev/null 2>&1 or &> /dev/null Example: /usr/bin/php /home/www/my-best-domain.com/mail.php[continue...]


Dec
23
2011
1:20 am

How to create a Cron job ?

To set up a cronjob you will need to press the "Create a New Cronjob" button and set a few parameters: time schedule, execution command and the email where the cronjob result notifications will be sent to. Experience level - you can choose between Standard or Advanced level of experience - this is how you[continue...]