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General Information

  1. Why do I need ezCrontab.com?
  2. What is a crontab (also known as a cron job)?

Membership:

  1. How can I get a free 30-day trial on ezCrontab.com?
  2. What if I need more than is offered with the trial?
  3. How can I upgrade to a paid membership with additional benefits?
  4. My trial period has expired before I could register for a paid membership. Can I still upgrade this account? Will I lose my already scheduled tasks?

Scheduled tasks:

  1. What kind of tasks can I schedule in ezCrontab.com?
  2. What script languages are supported?
  3. Can you give me sample scripts to use on my site?
  4. I received an email telling me that my script failed. What should I do?

Other issues or questions.

 

 

General Information

  1. Why do I need ezCrontab.com?

    When you are a professional webmaster or a web site owner, you may occasionaly have to run tasks on your server. Having to remember to run those tasks manually at the correct time can be tedious. If you automate the task by having a script do the job automatically, you still need to remeber to run it. That's where ezCrontab.com comes into play. For a small annual fee, we will run those scripts for you according to the schedule you establish. No more reminders to yourself, ezCrontab.com does the remembering for you.
     
  2. What is a crontab (also known as a cron job)?

    From Wikipedia: cron is a time-based scheduling service in Unix-like computer operating systems. The name is derived from Greek chronos (χρ?νος), meaning time. cron is driven by a crontab, a configuration file that specifies shell commands to run periodically on a given schedule.

 

Membership:

  1. How can I get a free 30-day trial on ezCrontab.com?

    Click here to open a free trial account.
     
  2. What if I need more than is offered with the trial?

    You can, at any time during your trial, upgrade to paid account with additional benefits. The paid account's normal membership period will be extended by what is left of your trial period. So, for example, if you open a trial account today, you have 30 days left from this moment. Then, you can purchase a 12-month paid membership right away. This paid membership will last it's normal 12 months + the 30 days left on your trial membership.
     
  3. How can I upgrade to a paid membership with additional benefits?

    Open a free trial account. Login to your trial account and click on the red notice under the menu to go to the renewal page.
     
  4. My trial period has expired before I could register for a paid membership. Can I still upgrade this account? Will I lose my already scheduled tasks?

    Sure! Just send us a message with your registered username and email, we will be glad to temporarily re-activate your account so you can register for our paid services. Your already scheduled tasks will still be saved in your account.

 

Scheduled tasks:

  1. What kind of tasks can I schedule in ezCrontab.com?

    There is no limit to the kind of tasks you can schedule with ezCrontab.com. Most common tasks are database backups, emailing logs or sending newsletters to customers. The only requirements is that your task is hosted on your web server and accessible from any computer on the internet. Tasks hosted on intranets or other systems internal to your organization can't be scheduled here. Also, the activity executed by your task must be legal in your country/region as well as in Québec, Canada.
     
  2. What script languages are supported?

    Your script can be written in PHP, ASP, CGI or any other server-side scripting language. Our system doesn't run client-side scripts like javascript or Flash.
     
  3. Can you give me sample scripts to use on my site?

    No, we simply offer the service to run your existing script. We leave the task of providing scripts to specialized web sites.
     
  4. I received an email telling me that my script failed. What should I do?

    The most common reasons why a task will fail are as follow:

    1- The script no longer exists on your site or has been moved.
    2- The URL you typed was incorrect.
    3- Your script took too long to run. The maximum script execution time is 45 seconds. If your script takes longer to run, ezCrontab will disconnect from your site. Note: this does not mean that your script will stop running on your server. Depending on your script type and your server technology, the script may keep running.
    4- Your script is behind a password protection system. ezCrontab.com does not support password protection at this time.
    5- Your server was too busy to accept our request to run the script.
     

Other issues or questions.

For any other information concerning our services, please contact us.