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How often to run a cron job?


Birgit Schultz
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I am new to Ipboard and have managed to install it and do the first steps. However, I do not know how to configure the cron job for my forum. 

This are the options my provider offers (sorry, it's German, hopefully you don't need it). 

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Thank you very much!

 

The "Similar Content" just led me to the solution (I had used the search but over 2000 results were a bit too much to scan ...). 

This is what I found: "Ideally, 1 minute is the recommended time to run it."

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3 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

I am using easycron.  It seems to run most of the time, you get an email when it fails.  Is there a downside to doing this?

It technically takes a bit more resources to do as it’s a web call (meaning handled by Apache and any security tools you might use (WAF, mod_security, etc). 

It also means if the 3rd party has problems, your cron does not run while it’s down. 

At the end of the day… not a huge downside especially for smaller sites. If it’s working, roll with it!  🙂 

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