I own a lightweight blog hosted on GoDaddy (I know..). I could never get cron to automatically run so I manually run it when necessary.

Does anyone have a working GoDaddy cron config?

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    Always be independent from your hosting provider. What if you need to move to another provider tomorrow.. – user931 Mar 3 '11 at 2:04
  • @SachinShekhar but there is a way to set up cron – niksmac Jan 18 '13 at 12:55

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 '11 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 '11 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 '13 at 12:52
  • @NikhilM - Sorry, since I no longer use GoDaddy I have no more details – Greg Jan 18 '13 at 15:15
  • this not a real answer. – niksmac Jan 19 '13 at 3:28

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