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Need someone to hox Cron Job issue on my sites - hostgator will ban my sites

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by eforestal55, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. eforestal55

    eforestal55 Registered Member

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    I need someone to fix this issue regarding cron job.

    Im having an issue on hostgator that i'm pretty sure is going to get me booted, if i cant solve it. They have already deactivated my account twice because of heavy CPU usage - something about crons job. I have no idea what is a crons job and the importance of it.

    I just a have an ordinary family friendly niche site. Nothing too complicated. please someone help.

    Anyways here's the email hostgator sent me:

    "At this time your account is using excessive CPU cycles please evaluate or stop the cron jobs as they appear to be resulting in your account consuming excessive CPU cycles.

    Please let us know once you have completed your maintenance and provide us with information regarding the changes performed so we may verify and confirm then check to see if the issue is resolved."


    Can anyone help fix this issue. I am losing traffic and income as hostgator keeps putting restrictions on my account. please pm me if you can help.
     
  2. wkrappen91

    wkrappen91 Power Member

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    Lol what a joke.
    A cron job is a task you set up and that from then on runs automatically at certain times (once per hour, once per day, once per minute...)
    If you didn't set up such a cron job chances are really slim it's what is causing heavy CPU load...

    If i were you i'd send them an email stating that you haven't set up any cron jobs and would like them to tell you how they got to that conclusion..
     
  3. eforestal55

    eforestal55 Registered Member

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    is this crons job really necessary can I have them disable it... I am having a hard time with them... they are disrupting my business
     
  4. coderjeff

    coderjeff Junior Member

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    Can't say for sure whether you need the cron job or not. It depends on the scripts you are using on your website. Cron jobs are generally set up to run on a specific schedule to update something (such as pulling new products/prices from another site), to post something (pinging, posting to Facebook, Twitter, etc.), or to check something (see if backlinks are live, checking rankings, etc.)

    You may have installed a script or plugin that set up a cron job for you.
     
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    mhatter Regular Member

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    Change hosting companies if they won't stop annoying you.
     
  7. BlueZero

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    Firstly you have to know which process is making the CPU issue. To determine that you need ssh access to your server. Do you have that?
    If its really a cronjob, then you will be ablt to stop it.
    If its not a cronjob, you have to ask them if they know what process/script caused it.

    if you dont know how to determine the problem and you have ssh access, then i can help you.
    But dunno what timezone are you in. I am going to sleep and will wake up in about 9 hours :p.
    You can PM me with your skype.
     
  8. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Is this wordpress blog? IF so then wordpress has built in cron function where you don't have to install a cron on your own so this might be causing high load if you are getting too many visitors or having many wp installs on your account. I can help you out for free. Just pm me your hosting account details. You should trust me according to my status here.


    It is not the cron task that does the load but what's in the script being run by the cron. It doesn't matter if you are running the file internally or externally if what's inside the file is the same.