I've had a couple of recurring and thorny problems with my moodle site, and I think this can be traced back to probems with cron jobs.
Two things: I can't seem to get notifications out to forum subscribers (including announcements, with forced subscriptions), and I also cannot delete events/quizzes. Though they don't appear on the website, the gradebook constantly has them there as deletion in progress.
I think this because the cron job is not working right. I get this error from the daemon:
ericxlin@siteground238 [~/public_html/courses]# php -q /home/ericxlin/public_html/courses/courses/admin/cli/cron.php
Fatal error: $CFG->dataroot is not configured properly, directory does not exist or is not accessible! Exiting.
I have this hosted at siteground, and the tech support people have tried just about everything to trouble shoot, but they can't seem to get this fixed. Is there anyone who has experience with third party hosting, and might be able to point me in the right direction on this cron job problem?