My hosting provider never really noticed this until cron.php couldn't be accessed for a couple of hours and the e-mails of this problem clogged up the mail queue on the server.
I got a call telling me to turn it off. So i did.
Then I started thinking. They really cannot stop me from accessing cron.php from a different server. I know they will be watching. Is it feasible just for me to change the name of cron.php to for example "commit.php". This wouldn't put them on such an easy trail.
Would this create problems?
Additionally, you could quite happily host Moodle yourself. Once you get it set up, it's damned near self-maintaining. I've only had to log on to the Moodle server at work when I need to do software upgrades.
Is there a forum or thread for the hosting discussion? Maybe a place where hosting providers can advertise themselves?
Ah, I see.
The forum is called servers and performance....
First use brain, then write.
Thank God (ehm I mean, Martin) for that edit button on written posts.
I have installed three Moodle installation using Fantastico. Very simple install, but, Netmodo is the site were I can not get the HTML editor to work. Does your HTML editor work?
> Well, it's working.
> The problems are as follows:
> The version which Fantastico installs does not allow the HTML editor to work.
> However, I had already upgraded with a later version. When I also installed
> the Database Manager I got an error: line 165 in the config.php.
> There were extra spaces behind the last tag: ?>
> After I removed this the HTML editor also worked.
> Automatic installs sometimes make it difficult to see these problems.
So do I have to fix Fantastico-installed moodles like you did?
Do I just remove all spaces behind the last "?>" tag? In the moodle config.php file?
How do I upgrade these auto-installed moodles?
How often are the Fantastico versions upgraded?
I think I am starting a new topic... Don
I am having a problem with getting the HTML editor to work on NetoMondo also.
I installed the latest Moodle, but no luck.
I checked config.php and there are no additional spaces at the end.
Is there anything else that needs to be done to get HTML editor to work?
I am using internet explorer 6.
I have moodle on a different server and HTML editor works fine.
Thanks for everyones help.
Suddenly my problem is gone. Everything is working well
I wish I knew why I inititally had a problem though
Moodle versions prior to late October or early November used an entirely different HTML editor which only worked with Internet Explorer (it used ActiveX controls).
So don't give up!
Aiken high School
I opened an account with NetMondo, but am having a problem. I wonder if you could help.
Problem is that when I access www.myserver.com/moodle I get a HTTP 404 error
When I access www.myserver.com/moodle/config.php the same thing happens.
I have confirmed that the file is there.
Thanks for any help you can offer
Did you try netmondo support? They were very good for me. I usually got responses in hours not days. Even if you think this is not a netmondo problem, I think they will try to help. Pretty nice people in my experience. (be sure to tell them you are a school or a teacher, too).
My solution for a server at a provider without cron:
A additional php.script will ist linked with a blank-gif at a page frequently used.
This script will check, how time is gone since the last job. If the cron time is over, the the job will be activated.
If nobody visted my site, no job will activate. Clear! Nothing is to do.
I will post the script in the next days. It can be a standard solution (add-on) for moodle-user without cron. (??)
It works well for over one year!
The link to the page of the developer
Could you please tell me the line to put in crontab.txt?
*/5 * * * * /admin/cron.php
*/5 * * * * wget -q -O /dev/null /admin/cron.php
and even with the full path in both cases, but nothing seems to work.