Question:

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

Answer:

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

  1. Edit cron.php in your sugarCRM installation, change:
    if (substr($sapi_type, 0, 3) != 'cli') {
    
        sugar_die("cron.php is CLI only.");
    
    }
    
    to
    //if (substr($sapi_type, 0, 3) != 'cli') {
    
    //    sugar_die("cron.php is CLI only.");
    
    //}
    
  2. Open your cron job dashboard, click on " Cron Job" button.
  3. In field "URL to call", enter http://www.example.com/cron.php (replace www.example.com with your install location). Choose an appropriate cron job execution frequancy (for SugarCRM, we recommend to have the cron job run "every minute"). Checkout below screenshot:

    Set up cron job for SugarCRM
  4. If necessary, finish the other optional settings.
  5. Click "Create Cron Job" button. You're done! EasyCron will trigger your SugarCRM'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.