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What are corn jobs and how can i use it . Moreover can i use it with webhosting account with linux server ? if yes how ?
Feb 18 '08 #1
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ashitpro
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What are corn jobs and how can i use it . Moreover can i use it with webhosting account with linux server ? if yes how ?
First of all,it's not a "corn job" its a "cron job".
cron job can be used to schedule according to user specification.
All instruction or jobs to be schedule can be find in "crontab" file.
I won't give you full detail about it,instead check this link
http://www.adminschoice.com/docs/crontab.htm

Regarding web hosting account:
Of course you can use it with that account, as long as cron is installed on remote server
Feb 18 '08 #2

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but the problem is i am not able to get vi editor because i don't have unix here , how can i solve this roblem
Feb 19 '08 #3

ashitpro
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but the problem is i am not able to get vi editor because i don't have unix here , how can i solve this roblem

You said that you have web hosting account for linux server. isn't it?
So you can logon easily.
Crontab work on both i.e. linux and unix.
use command 'crontab -e' , it'll pop up the default text editor.
In my case it uses nano editor. You can use any text editor.
Feb 19 '08 #4

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yaa i have linux hosting but i don't know how to go to promp in it . I tried using ftp at cmdprompt but after connecting it shows me invalid command if i type crontab-e there , so pls guide me how to go about it
Feb 23 '08 #5

ashitpro
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yaa i have linux hosting but i don't know how to go to promp in it . I tried using ftp at cmdprompt but after connecting it shows me invalid command if i type crontab-e there , so pls guide me how to go about it
You can't use all linux/unix commands at ftp prompt.
You need to have 'telnet' or 'ssh' login for that server.
Which one you got?
Feb 23 '08 #6

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i haven't got any information about this from my hosting server , From where i will get these details ?
Feb 23 '08 #7

ashitpro
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i haven't got any information about this from my hosting server , From where i will get these details ?
Your service provider offering you limited policy.
In this kind of subscriptions they allow you the ftp access and all you can do is put you website contents on server. and start browsing your site.
Give us the name of your service provider and kind of subscription you have, we may help you with this issue.
For time being contact your service provider, and confirm whether they are offering any control panel or other login credentials.
Feb 24 '08 #8

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our service provider is godaddy.com with linux economy plan and nethostspce.com
with windows reseller plan
Feb 26 '08 #9

ashitpro
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our service provider is godaddy.com with linux economy plan and nethostspce.com
with windows reseller plan

I gone through godaddy.com.
they don't allow ssh or telnet for security reason.
Instead they have provided their Control Center to setup you hosting account.
Go through this pdf.
http://products.secureserver.net/guides/hlinux_guide.pdf
And ya. you can create your cron jobs through their control center. I find out this in linux hosting help.
http://help.godaddy.com/article/3547
Also they have 24x7 call center service. You can use it for better and earlier solutions.
Feb 26 '08 #10

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