How to add cronjob for phpBBB with cpanel

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How to add cronjob for phpBBB with cpanel

Post by MattisBLN » Sun May 06, 2018 7:26 am

Hi,

can anyone please help me to set up a system cronjob for phpBB? My site is managed with cpanel, but I guess the syntax would be similar with any cron-tab.

The ACP says that you have to make sure "bin/phpbbcli.php cron:run" is called e. g. every 5 minutes.

So I tried php /path-to-phpbb/bin/phpbbcli.php cron:run - result is "this script has to be run from command line".

I tried /path-to-phpbb/bin/phpbbcli.php cron:run, this resuls in "no permission". I changed the file-permission to 755, then again I get "has to be run from command line".

What would be the correct entry for crontab to run the cronjob of phpbb?

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely Matthias

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Re: How to add cronjob for phpBBB with cpanel

Post by TheSa|nt » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:19 am

Looks like the correct value is:

cd "/path/to/board"; ./bin/phpbbcli.php cron:run

If that doesn't work, then:

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curl -A=Mozilla/4.0 http://www.yourforum.com/forum/cron.php?cron_type=cron.task.cron_task
Whichever one works, you can add ">/dev/null" at the end (with a space between your command and it) if your cron system emails you everytime a cron is ran. That way you don't get hit with an email every so many minutes (or whatever you set the time for your cron at).



Cite: https://wiki.phpbb.com/PhpBB3.1/RFC/Modular_cron


Unless you found another way to get it to work.

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