For a week now, I’ve been vainly trying to create a processqueue cron job via HostGator cpanel. So far, nothing but heartache.
I’ve tried using php and php-cgi. The problem seems to fundamentally come down to inability to supply login/password to the cron job. I am making that assumption based on the fact that when the cron job runs, I get an email chock full of html, which, when I display as a page, creates a form asking for login and password. A real bit of Sherlock Holmes deduction, eh?
I’m at a loss. Or a dead-end crossroads, choose your metaphor.
I wonder if it’s possible to edit config.php and somehow add the login info? Willing to try anything at this point. It’s time to send out my weekly email newsletter, and using the web-based phplist will guarantee I start getting blacklist rejections for sending the email (the reason for wanting to use cron). Regardless of throttling it back to a mere 200 emails/hour. With a 10 second throttle value.
Anyway, any guidance on getting a cron job that works on HostGator is much appreciated. The errors seem to be associated with HostGator, which does not support php-cli.