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EasyCron.com provides the most stable Cron Job Services. Here you can schedule cron jobs with execution logs, Email notifications, run time predictions and a bunch of other featuers!
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Free Cron Jobs Service - EasyCron.com

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EasyCron is a task scheduler which provides services of calling specified URLs at specified time or by time interval.
Main features include:
1.  Support standard Cron expression
2.  Three ways to specify execution time
3.  Email Notification
4.  Cron Job Execution Logs
5.  Run Time Prediction
6.  Random Cron Jobs
7.  Cookie Support
8.  HTTP POST Method
9.  Powerful API
10.  Timezone Adaptable
11.  User Friendly Interface
12.  No Need to Install

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What cron expression does easycron support?

What cron expression does easycron support? 

EasyCron supports all cron expressions that you can find in general Linux Cron implementations. 

 Let's see some quick cron expression examples first. 

 Quick Cron Expression Examples 

Cron Expression 

* * * * * Execute a cron job every minute 

*/5 * * * * Execute a cron job every 5 minutes 

0 * * * * Execute a cron job every hour

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How to set up cron job for LiveAgent

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Setting up cron job for LiveAgent is easy on EasyCron. Follow several simple steps to configure a cron job for LiveAgent. EasyCron will trigger LiveAgent's cron job script according to your settings.
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EasyCron.com Official Blog: Invoice system launched

EasyCron.com Official Blog: Invoice system launched | Cron Job | Scoop.it

In order to help our users easily get an invoice after payment, we developed an invoice system and launched it today.

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Where is the API guide?

Where is the API guide?

User Question:

We are planning to use the api, where can see the api guide?

EasyCron Reply:

You may check our API document at https://www.easycron.com/document. If you have any question, let me know. I will do all I can to assist.

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Is there an API on EasyCron allowing cron job management?

Is there an API on EasyCron allowing cron job management?

User Question:

it would be really nice if i could start/stop/edit a cron job via an api. nothing too complicated, just a simple rest api.

EasyCron Reply:

We launched an API.

You may get more information at our Cron Job API Document.

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Do you have fixed IP address?

Do you have fixed IP address?

User Question:

Do you have fixed IP addresses for your webcrons, if so what/which IP address are used in the http requests? If not, is there some other way that I can find out that the call is coming from your system?

The reason I ask is because I need to set up a white-list over commuters that are allowed to access my test servers.

EasyCron Reply:

Our fixed IPs are 142.4.201.54 and 198.27.81.134.

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What is engines?

What is engines?

User Question:

I'm testing your cron service, because my server is misconfigured. I like it and it is working very well, but I do not understand that the term "engines".

EasyCron Reply:

Engines are an unit/indicator which indicate how much resource a cron job is occupying. If your cron job is executing more frequently, the more engines the cron job is occupying.

Engines are reusable. Means that if you delete a cron job, the engines will be returned to your balance, and you can reuse them in your other cron jobs.

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I have questions about cron job timeout and logs.

I have questions about cron job timeout and logs.

User Question:

I admit my ignorance, and so I have to ask about the time-out and logs...

About time-out you write: "... and the script of your URL does not process a big task."

So you don't only trigger the script but also WAIT for it to be completed or "PHP exit;"-ed?

If my script makes a lot of checking, deleting and updating in the database plus mailing me several reports, it may be better to make several cron-jobs instead?

About logs: How do I exactly do to have my messages in the log?

Do I simply "PHP echo..." or do I "PHP echo..." inside a HTML-code or...?

EasyCron Reply:

Yes, we not only trigger the script, but also wait for its finish (with timeout limit, you may check more at https://www.easycron.com/user/register).

If your script handles many jobs, it should not be a problem for easycron to wait for its finish as long as the script isn't running longer than the timeout limit. But it's up to you about how to implement the script (do it in one or several scripts).


You can simply use "echo" or html with PHP script to respond the output to easycron to get logged.

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I don't know how to use crontab to schedule cron jobs in Linux, can I use EasyCron?

I don't know how to use crontab to schedule cron jobs in Linux, can I use EasyCron?

User Question:

I don't know how to use crontab to schedule cron jobs in Linux. I don't have any knowledge about crontab and cron expression, can I use EasyCron?

EasyCron Reply:

EasyCron is made for users with little or no Linux or Cron knowledge. Once you try our cron job setting interface, you'll find that it's for no-brainer. Further more, by using EasyCron, you can configure advanced scheduled jobs, even more advanced than what Linux expert can do. With EasyCron premium plan, you can easily use some exiting features like execution logs, email notification, run time predictions, random cron job, POST method, cookies support, etc..

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Why I cannot enable email notification even i have enough engines?

Why I cannot enable email notification even i have enough engines?

User Question:

i have 15 engines, why i can not change/edit cronjob number 13 to 17 to add email notification which cost me 1 engine?

EasyCron Reply:

In order to use the email notice feature, you need to upgrade your plan from free plan to premium plan.

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I need to automate my whole application by cron.

I need to automate my whole application by cron.

User Question:

i have a web application that needs to be automated from start to end. i already have the details and settings stored in database. i really need to automate for some users. can it do it? do we have to meet you so you look into our application?

EasyCron Reply:

In order to automate your application, you need to write a script (or several scripts) which will execute some tasks to do somethings, then you can add that script URL to our system and set a execution interval. By doing these, when each interval pass, those tasks will be executed automatically for your application and your users. If you need more advanced cron job automatically setting, you could use ourCron Job API.

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Can I set a cron job to run for a certain amout of time before it disable itself?

Can I set a cron job to run for a certain amout of time before it disable itself?

User Question:

Is there any way I can set a cron to run for a certain amount of time before it disables itself?

I plan to use it to ensure a WordPress Backup to Dropbox completes on multiple websites. As WordPress hosting can be very flakey the backup may need to be re-started several times over a few hours to ensure that it completes.

It would be awesome if I could schedule a cron task to run every few minutes for certain amount of time. Then, once the time runs out having it automatically disable itself.

An API call to re-enable the cron would be needed too.

Yes, that will suffice.

So I will be able use the REST API to add a new cron task to, say, run from 1PM - 5PM Friday the 9th of May 2013?

Can I disable cron's via the API?

EasyCron Reply:

Comparing setting a certain amount to run the cron job, how do you think setting a period of time to run the cron job? These two features are both under consideration currently by us. But we don't want to implement both, because we want to keep the interface simple.

Regarding the API call, we have a REST API that can perform almost all actions you can do via the web interface. Check out more at ourCron Job API Document.

If you want to run the cron job every hour, you can set up a cron jobs with following cron expression:

0 13-17 9 5 *

These cron jobs will only run at 1PM - 5PM Thursday (9th, May is not Friday) the 9th of May 2013.

Of course they will be run next year, but you have much time to turn them off.

If you want to run the cron job every several minutes (e.g. x minutes) with the time period, you can set something like

*/x 13-17 9 5 *

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What is EasyCron? What service does it provide?

What is EasyCron? What service does it provide?


EasyCron is an online cron job service provider. You may register on our site and add URLs of your cron scripts into our system, and we will access/trigger your cron scripts at specified time or by time interval according to the setting you made. 

By using EasyCron, you get abilities to: 

 Add cron jobs in our system, and we will run your cron jobs per your settings. 

Get Cron Email notice about cron jobs' execution. 

View execution cron logs of each cron job. 

Cron job run time predictions. 

Cron job with cookies supported. 

Cron job executed using POST method. 

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How to setup a cron job for my PHP script using Easycron?

I want to create a cron job that will execute my PHP script every minute. But my hosting with One.com doesn’t support Cron.


EasyCron is a task scheduler which provides services of calling PHP script at specified time or by time interval. Main features include: Cron job run time prediction; Setting cron job according to user’s own date and time. Web-based management panel for creating and managing cron jobs. Email notification about cron jobs’ execution. View execution logs of each cron job.

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How to run a cron job every minute?

How to run a cron job every minute?


User Question: I would like to run a cron job every minute. What should I do? EasyCron Reply: After logging in, click on “Add new cron job”, enter a cron job name (optional), choose "every minute" or enter "* * * * *" as Cron expression, or choose fields manually. Click button "Create Cron Job".

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YouTube video parser 2.7.4 - Альтернатива Cron - YouTube

EasyCron - http://www.easycron.com/ Альтернативный способ выполнения заданий плагина YouTube video parser по расписанию, без использования Cron на нашем хост...
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User EasyCron with Drupal module

User EasyCron with Drupal module

User Question:

i create my free account i setup a job in your site.

but when i go in my easycron module (http://www.drupal.org/project/EasyCron) in my drupal site, i enter my esaycron token and when i click save i have this error message:

 

the url you entered is invalid or timeout happened when we trying to connect it.

EasyCron Reply:

Generally, if easycron tries accessing the http://www.domain.com/cron.php of your site and timeout happens, you will get this error message.

Please make sure your http://www.domain.com/cron.php is accessible and the cron script doesn't run more than 10 seconds (maximum timeout limit for free account).

If you still have some question, you may also try using easycron panel to manage the cron jobs.

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Where is the API document?

Where is the API document?

User Question:

Can you please help me find the documentation for your api?

EasyCron Reply:

You may get more information at our Cron Job API Document.

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What is the IP used by EasyCron?

What is the IP used by EasyCron?

User Question:

I have been using the IP address of the Easycron scheduler as a security feature for my jobs, but for the last few days I noticed the following different IP addresses being used during the same night.

I would like to continue to use the scheduler IP address as a security feature for my jobs, so please could you let me know which address(es) you are planning to use.

EasyCron Reply:

We use 142.4.201.54 and 198.27.81.134, we stick to these IP addresses.

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Do you have an affiliate program?

Do you have an affiliate program?

User Question:

I have developed a script for the backup of website. Of course this script needs crons to run. it is possible to do it from the linux cron or gif image in pages, but some customers who do not have crons on their website are interested to use external services. and i can add your services in the administration of my script. Do you have an affiliation system?

EasyCron Reply:

Our affiliate program is at https://www.easycron.com/affiliates/program.

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I am using hostgator shared hosting. They have cron job limit which doesn't meet my need.

I am using hostgator shared hosting. They have cron job limit which doesn't meet my need.

User Question:

I am using hostgator shared hosting. They have cron job limit which doesn't meet my need. I want to run cron job every minute on hostgator. Does easycron work with hostgator?

EasyCron Reply:

There is cron job limit in HostGator. (15 minutes on the minimum interval for Shared and Reseller plan, check their support article athttp://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/what-are-cron-jobs). As long as you can access your cron job scripts in your browser, there should be no problem for EasyCron to work with HostGator.

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My hosting server doesn't provide Cron, what alternative can I use?

My hosting server doesn't provide Cron, what alternative can I use?

User Question:

My hosting server doesn't provide Cron, what alternative can I use? Can I use EasyCron for my sites?

EasyCron Reply:

Generally, if your cron job scripts are accessible via web in browser, you can use EasyCron as alternative to Linux Cron. We're even much easier to use than Linux Cron. With EasyCron premium plan, you will get advanced features (Execution logs, Email notification, run time predictions, Random cron job, POST method, Cookies support, etc.). Using Linux Crontab, these features are not that easy to achieve.

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Why my cron job is executed immediately after I set it?

Why my cron job is executed immediately after I set it?

User Question:

i signed up for your trial service to test it out. what i found out is when i schedule an event it execute immediately even the event time is set correctly.

EasyCron Reply:

EasyCron has an option to test if the URL is valid when user set up a cron job. You can choose not to test your URL during you're creating the cron job.

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Is it possible to automatically schedule EasyCron's cron jobs from my server?

Is it possible to automatically schedule EasyCron's cron jobs from my server?

User Question:

I have a website where users fill out a form with a bit of information including their email addresses. Once they submit the form, I need to send them a series of email messages at future times. Can easyCron do this for me or trigger it being done on my server?

It would not be practical for me to log in and manually set up cron jobs. It would have to be done by a script running at my server.

EasyCron Reply:

In order to send future emails, it's better to make a script at your server, and have it triggered by cron job on easycron.com. To set up a cron job, you don't have to login to easycron.com, you can use our Cron Job API.

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iPage doesn't provide cron job support, can I use EasyCron as alternative?

iPage doesn't provide cron job support, can I use EasyCron as alternative?

User Question:

I'm trying to set up a cron job on EasyCron as my hosting (iPage.com) doesn't support them. However, the link i've been given to use as my CronJob doesn't seem to be working. It is:

/usr/bin/php -f /PATH/cron.php

Could you advise something please?

EasyCron Reply:

Yes, you can use EasyCron as Cron engine. We can trigger scripts hosted on iPage.com.

The commond you received is for Crontab, on EasyCron, you may try http://domain.com/cron.php.

Register a free account to try our service.

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