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First question I got is How can I host a iPage account subdomain (only) to a diffrent host? Thanks for any comment. Another quick question... I am about to release:.

Froogle Data Feeder v1.

Released By: Calvin K.

Description: Creates and automatically sends a data feed to Froogle, monthly. This Froogle Data Feeder, handles product duplicates, specials(if available), and automatic upload. It only adds products and specials that are available..

But I have no clue how to install the Cron Entry....

0 4 * * 3 /usr/bin/php -q /home/<unix route to your file>/admin/froogle.php.

Where and how do I install this... and what should the unix directory be?.

Once it's installed, How do I test it?.

Thanks...

Comments (28)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

I agree with Bob but here is some additional info..

If you have telnet access then you can use crontab -e and know vi editor commands..

Some hosts let you put cron jobs in your control panel..

Using usr/bin/php will cause you owner/permission/path problems. I usually use curl like so..

/usr/bin/curl -s -u username:password.

Http://www.yourserve...min/froogle.php.

Plus remember windows servers dont have cron...

Comment #2

Thanks!.

So your saying I should put this into the crontab?.

0 4 * * 3 /usr/bin/curl -s -u user:pass.

Http://www.mywebserv...min/froogle.php.

And this will run froogle.php?.

Where user:pass is the user:password into the admin folder?..

Comment #3

Calvin, my cron entry looks like this:.

30 3 * * 3 /usr/bin/php -q /home/<username>/public_html/admin/froogle-live.php.

-jared..

Comment #4

I have a detail on cron jobs here:.

Http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=104175&hl;=..

Comment #5

I am about to release:.

Froogle Data Feeder v1.

Released By: Calvin K.

Description: Creates and automatically sends a data feed to Froogle, monthly. This Froogle Data Feeder, handles product duplicates, specials(if available), and automatic upload. It only adds products and specials that are available..

But I have no clue how to install the Cron Entry....

0 4 * * 3 /usr/bin/php -q /home/<unix route to your file>/admin/froogle.php.

Where and how do I install this... and what should the unix directory be?.

Once it's installed, How do I test it?.

Thanks...

Comment #6

DISCLAIMER: I don't know anything about your script but I know something about cron jobs..

If you are on a typical shared server you can't enter a cron job directly (the crontab file is shared). You will need to have your host's support add the cron job for you. They should also be able to tell you the correct path to your script..

PHP scripts can be problematic as a cron job, often you have to execute them indirectly using Lynx or Perl. Ask your support people about this (& cross your fingers, some have no clue)..

I test cron jobs by creating a little script to send me email with a time/date stamp when it executes, I then set a cron job to run every 3 minutes or so for testing..

I hope this helps,.

Bob..

Comment #7


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.