We have seen in Cron Job: FluentCRM Cron with Cron-job.org that an alternative method can be configured to run cron jobs remotely in case we do not have access to the Shell, or features inside the server to configure the cronjob for WordPress. In this article, we will explore another online service to call our WordPress Website’s cron script remotely.
As a reminder a few warnings for such remote cron invocation are listed again below:
EasyCron Dashboard #
To get started with EasyCorn, go to Online Cron Service | Webcron – EasyCron.com
Once you are done with finishing the user registration and verification and then go to the EasyCron Dashboard as shown below:
Create EasyCron Cron Job #
Once you click on the + Cron Job button from the left side of the Dashboard, you will see a window containing a few options like the below:
URL & Time #
The first section or tab contains the essential settings of the Cron Job.
- URL to Call: The URL to the webpage of the WordPress Cron Script including any additional parameters. Please replace with your own domain or subdomain where in our case it is:
- When to Execute: This should be every minute or per minute. It is required by FluentCRM’s Every Minute Email Sending Schedule.
- Timezone: Carefully look for the Timezon in your WordPress General Settings and set it according to that. For Every Minute Execution, you may skip this.
Once you are done with the details, click on the Create Cron Job to finally create the cron job.
Now head over to the Identifier tab and set a Cron Job Name that is optional but helps set a name to the cron job for future easy understanding. You can also provide an additional Description.
Cron Jobs List #
When the cron job is created you will see the cron job listed in the dashboard where a lot of information is available for the Cron Job. Please make sure to confirm it is in Active Status.
Cron Job Logs & Prediction #
We should also check back sometime later if the cron is still running successfully or not from the Cron Job Logs & Prediction. For a successful cron succession the dashboard will be similar to the below screenshot.
Compare Cron Status #
When the cron configuration is completed we should check back after one or more hours from the FluentCRM Settings > Tools and compare our results against the below screenshot which is a normal FluentCRM Cron Status running 3 events on 1 Minute, 5 Minutes, and 1 Hour Intervals.
Once again, Running FluentCRM requires a proper and timely running Cron Job. These types of remote cron jobs may not always work or have problems for higher processing websites.