Question:

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

Answer:

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

  1. Open your cron job dashboard, add 2 cron jobs one by one. Firstly, click on " Cron Job" button.
  2. Set cron password and Copy cronjob URL:

    CRON Password Settings

    Copy cronjob URL
  3. In field "URL to call", enter following URLs respectively for each cron job:
    http://www.example.com/index.php?option=com_auctionfactory&controller=crontask&pass=xxxxxx
    http://www.example.com/index.php?option=com_auctionfactory&controller=crontask&daily=1&pass=xxxxxx (replace www.example.com with your install location). Choose an appropriate cron job execution frequancy. Below is the screenshot:

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