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Cron Job: Dreamhost doesn't like every minute[Solved] | Forum

lucia liljegren
lucia liljegren Feb 12 '14
Hi,
I'm on dreamhost and set the cron job using their handy tool. However, their tool doesn't like me pick "every minute".  I can pick "every 10  minutes" or pick the individual minutes.  It seems I can have then start on minute (0,5,10.... 55). But I can't pick more than 12 separate minutes.

I figured I could 'trick' Dreamhost and run multiple identical cronjobs. But they seem to be on to that and request I not set up multiple cronjobs with the same control values.

I know that by hook or by crook, I can eventually run every minute. But my questions is: What happens if I run the '....run.php' cronjob only once every 5 minutes?  Other than my learning curve, my site seems to be functional.
The Forum post is edited by ross Feb 16 '14
MarkieMark67
MarkieMark67 Feb 12 '14
The Cron simply put. Sends out emails, Notifications, and runs extra stuff for plugins, also updates the IM system and users online. Every min is the best setting but every 5 mins the cron still does the same-thing. 
lucia liljegren
lucia liljegren Feb 12 '14
Thanks!
ross Team
ross Feb 12 '14
MarkieMark +1
Steve Winter
Steve Winter Feb 12 '14
Five minutes seems to work fine for me.
totao
totao Feb 15 '14
Quote from lucia liljegren Hi,
I'm on dreamhost and set the cron job using their handy tool. However, their tool doesn't like me pick "every minute".  I can pick "every 10  minutes" or pick the individual minutes.  It seems I can have then start on minute (0,5,10.... 55). But I can't pick more than 12 separate minutes.

I figured I could 'trick' Dreamhost and run multiple identical cronjobs. But they seem to be on to that and request I not set up multiple cronjobs with the same control values.

I know that by hook or by crook, I can eventually run every minute. But my questions is: What happens if I run the '....run.php' cronjob only once every 5 minutes?  Other than my learning curve, my site seems to be functional.

Using third party webcron like easycron.com.

EasyCron allows scheduling cron jobs run every minute.


The Forum post is edited by totao Feb 15 '14
ross Team
ross Feb 16 '14
Lucia, I'm going to mark this post as Solved. 
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