Sunday, June 13, 2010

If your URL redirects to somewhere

If your URL redirects to somewhere, SetCronJob won't accept that URL to be set cron job.
You will receive message like This URL is redirected to DESTINATION URL Try setting cron with this URL.

Here are some common cases of cron URL redirection:

1. If it's a redirection from non-www to www (or vice versa), i.e. from to, then set up cron with the DESTINATION URL.

2. If it's a redirection to an error page (e.g. some shared hosting do this for 404 Not Found error), then you should check your cron URL (see below).

3. If it's a properly redirection, i.e. after your cron works, you make it redirect to homepage or somewhere, then you can use the cron.php (, change the $cron_url, upload it to your web root (i.e. can be accessed at, then set cron job with URL to call is
Of course, your web hosting must enable PHP.

How to check a URL for redirection?
To check a URL, simply enter it to your browser. If it redirects, you will see the new URL at address bar.

Another useful tool is enter your URL then click Submit. You will see the HTTP status and other headers as well as the HTML output. If it redirects, you will see the new URL at Location:

If you have any question, feel free to email me.

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