Cron Jobs

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If you are using Fast Mailer, then you will need to setup a Cron Job. A Cron Job is basically a scheduled task that your web host will run for you.

You can set this up through your web hosts cPanel quite easily.

Here are the steps to set this up for use with Fast Mailer

  1. Log in to your Web Hosting cPanel and navigate to the Cron Jobs section. You will find Cron Jobs under the ‘Advanced’ section of your cPanel
Cpanel Cron Jobs
Locate Cron Jobs in your cPanel Advanced Settings

2. On the Cron Jobs page scroll down to the Add New Cron Job section and under common settings choose an option.

Add New Cron Job
Add A New Cron Job From The Options

For sending emails you may choose one which says ‘Once Per Five Minutes’. This will populate all the fields below with the settings to trigger the Cron Job every five minutes.

5 Minute Cron Job
Cron Job Every Five Minutes

In the final field for Command copy the full cron command from within the mailing settings of your Fast Member settings page.

An example for your site may look like this

/usr/local/bin/php -q /home/qvfncsbn/public_html/staging3/wp-content/plugins/fastmember/lib/cron.php >/dev/null 2>&1

Once you have added the cron command you will see a success message and the command will be added to the list of Current Cron Jobs.

Current Cron Jobs List
List of Current Cron Jobs

This means your Fast Member site is now ready to use the internal Fast Member Autoresponders and Email Broadcasts and also make use of the mail throttling options.

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