I'm running drupal 7 on a shared host with cpanel and apache. I don't want to use regular cron because i want to run some tasks more regularly than others such as the search index. So i added Elysia Cron module. It doesn't run at the regular intervals I intend though. I'm hoping you all can give me some guidance. Here's how I set it up:
I added a cron job in my cpanel like so:
http://mysite/sites/all/modules/elysia_cron/cron.php?cron_key=key and set the frequency to *****.
Then in Drupal I went to admin > configure > elysia cron and did the following:
Set search to run every 15 minutes and everything else either every hour or every day.
I also set the installation settings so that 'never/use external crontab' is selected for 'run cron on visitor's requests, every'.
But when I save these settings...cron doesn't run every 15 minutes for the search index as planned.
Any idea what else I might need to change?
******in this context means: "ping Elysia Cron every minute", so as described, this should work. Does Elysia Cron run at all? And if the answer is yes, at what frequecies? Are you using the actual key hash (and not literally the string
key) in the cpanel setup?