View Full Version : Need cronjob services

01-10-2006, 11:38 AM

I need some free cronjob services in the web, do you know some?

01-10-2006, 04:27 PM
Please, help me!

01-10-2006, 08:33 PM
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It might help if you explain in more detail what you are looking for and why... Also, a little patience would be a good idea...

01-11-2006, 09:21 AM
I need a web service, that opens a web script regularly, each hour, or even more often.

Thatīs called "cronjob". :)

01-11-2006, 09:31 AM
Perhaps if you explained exactly what you are trying to do, we could respond more helpfully.

Saying you need a webservice that does something on a regular basis doesn't give us much useful information to go on.

01-11-2006, 09:55 AM
With cronhobs you can let appeal time-steered scripts of your web server.

I canīt exlapin it better, ask wikipedia if you wanna know more ;)

01-11-2006, 10:10 AM
Wikipedia describes these as Unix commands, not programs.
The correct title is Chrontabs per Wikipedia.
The correct place to ask this inquiry was in Programming forum, and it is being moved there for archive.

You can find some external links in the Wikipedia page that may help answer your original inquiry.

Your original inquiry did not explain what OS you were requesting this for.

01-11-2006, 10:12 AM
ok, thanks for moving

01-11-2006, 10:29 AM
I was editing when you replied, please check the last links.

01-11-2006, 10:31 AM
You are also not explaining why you seem to have such a desperate need for these commands and what you plan to do with them... If you do not have the expertise to explain, it is unlikely that you will have the expertise to use them properly...

01-11-2006, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the links, but they donīt help me...

I need some cronjob services, to test whether my website is available 24 hours a day, because some people complained that they couldīt reach is sometimes...

I need something like this: http://www.cronjob.de/

01-11-2006, 10:00 PM
jackson22, where are you hosting your website? Is it on a linux host at some ISP? If so, you would set the cron job up through them. If you want to set up a Windows box at your house to check the server status, you might consider creating a script file that executes as a scheduled task. Many times this is a good option, because if you run the task on the actual webserver, you won't be able to send an alert email when the site is down. Please be a little more specific about what exactly you want to accomplish, and someone will most likely be able to offer some suggestions for your exact needs.

01-12-2006, 07:59 AM
No, my homepage isnīt on a linux host, itīs a normal, free online host. And i wrote a script already and uploaded it, but now Iīm searching for a free cronjob service.

01-13-2006, 02:19 AM
No, my homepage isnīt on a linux host, itīs a normal, free online host. And i wrote a script already and uploaded it, but now Iīm searching for a free cronjob service.
In this day and age, there is no clear definition of a "normal free online host." You're either running on a unix host, or you're not. cron jobs are processes that run on a Unix host. If your host doesn't indicate how to implement a cron job in it's knowledge base, then it probably doesn't support what you're trying to do.

As I mentioned previously, an alternative is to run a scheduled task on a Windows box that is located somewhere else. Meh, I am not even sure if I'm feeding a troll here or not. Please elaborate if you want more detailed suggestions.

01-13-2006, 02:57 AM

01-14-2006, 04:25 PM
Ok, I see. Thanks for all!

03-15-2009, 11:19 PM
I'm sorry to bring up such an old topic. I was reading this and there was no direct answer given, and this page kept showing up in my google searches.

There are online versions of cron, one being Cronless.com (http://cronless.com/), I know they offer online alternative to cronjob for those who are using a host that doesn't supply the feature. I find it a lot easier to use than crontab its self.

03-15-2009, 11:37 PM
This topic is more than 3 years old. Are you affiliated with that site? They have a free option available so I suppose it's fine if you are, but it is generally preferred that self-promotion is kept to a minimum.