Question:

I installed phpList on my server, and I want to set up a cron job to trigger phpList's cron job script. What should I do to set up the cron job?

Answer:

Our webcron service is best for triggering phpList's cron job script. Just follow below simple steps to configure cron job for your phpList:

  1. Open your cron job dashboard, click on " Cron Job" button.
  2. Copy "Secret for remote processing" at:

    Copy "Secret for remote processing"
  3. In field "URL to call", enter http://www.example.com/lists/admin/?page=processqueue&secret=xxxxxx (replace www.example.com with your install location and replace secret). Choose an appropriate cron job execution frequancy (for phpList, we recommend to have the cron job run "every 5 minutes"). Checkout below screenshot:

    Set up cron job for phpList
  4. If necessary, finish the other optional settings.
  5. Click "Create Cron Job" button. You're done! EasyCron will trigger your phpList's cron job script dutifully according to your time setting.
  6. If you haven't registered your EasyCron account yet, click on the "add a password" link on the top to add an email and password to your account.