I own a lightweight blog hosted on GoDaddy. I could not get cron to automatically run, so I manually run it when necessary.

How should I configure cron tasks to make them automatically run on GoDaddy?

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    Always be independent from your hosting provider. What if you need to move to another provider tomorrow..
    – user931
    Mar 3, 2011 at 2:04
  • @SachinShekhar but there is a way to set up cron
    – niksmac
    Jan 18, 2013 at 12:55

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I don't have much experience with GoDaddy (I prefer BlueHost), but you could use the PoormansCron module instead of running it manually. Also, if you update to Drupal 7 this is included in core.

  • PoormansCron works really well for exactly that situation.
    – epersonae
    Mar 2, 2011 at 23:48
  • +1 In Drupal 7, cron job is triggered by site visits. So, cron job schedule is independent from TOS of hosting provider.
    – user931
    Mar 3, 2011 at 2:12

I used to use GoDaddy shared hosting and I had cron working with Drupal for a long time. I have since changed hosts so I can't lookup what my exact settings were. However it was something like this:

curl --silent --compressed http://www.example.com/cron.php

  • Please explain more. Where to add this code ? Looks like i need to execute it manually like a cron bot ;) ?
    – niksmac
    Jan 18, 2013 at 12:52
  • @NikhilM - Sorry, since I no longer use GoDaddy I have no more details
    – Greg
    Jan 18, 2013 at 15:15
  • this not a real answer.
    – niksmac
    Jan 19, 2013 at 3:28

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