Thursday, August 23, 2012

SetCronJob new layout

Hello everyone,

We have recently improved SetCronJob with many updates:

Improved Control Panel

SetCronJob's simple Control Panel now has new button set, clearer layout, and beautiful icons.
AJAX is supported thoroughly, which lets you create, edit, disable, enable, delete cronjobs quickly and easily.

You can also sort cronjobs order by ID, name, URL and points.

Automatically Billing

Premium Users with Silver and Gold accounts can subscribe to our PayPal account and get your account automatically billed every year.
You can easily upgrade and downgrade you account to another plan, and we'll magically calculated remained credits for you.

Better error message notification

We now have per-input and whole-page eye-catching error messages, so you will find out what's causing the problem very quickly.

More features

- You can request us to keep you logged in (Remember Me), so you won't need to to log in again (on the same computer).
- Users with Gold Account can archive more cronjob execution results (up to 50 results).
- Simpler sign up process that helps you sign up in less than 10 seconds!

And more features are coming soon, as we're working on this new version now :-)

If you have any question, feedback or suggestion, just share with us.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Server Status on Aug 03, 2012

Our web server (Apache) encountered a Segmentation fault error, and was inaccessible in 3h 22m.
When we found the problem, we restart the web server, and SetCronJob backs online now.

Because it was the problem with Apache only, while the whole server was online, all of your cronjobs were being executed correctly during web server downtime.

We fixed it and make sure it won't happen again.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Our apologies for the trouble,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Batch CronJob Operations

Updated: This feature is added again with more improvements!

Hello there,

SetCronJob now supports Batch CronJob Operations, including Delete, Disable multiple cronjobs at once.

To do this, simply click on the the cronjobs' row (the row will then be marked as selected, and the checkbox at beginning of row is checked), then select desired operation.

You can also check the first checkbox at header row (before ID column), this will select/unselect all cronjobs at once.

More batch operations will be added if necessary.

If you have any suggestion, just let us know :-)

Monday, May 14, 2012

SetCronJob Moved Server and Changed IP

Hello all,

Recently, our server had performance problem, which caused high server load, slow website speed, slow database queries.

We worked with KnownHost but couldn't find out problem and solution.
(They did help, and also reinstalled the server, but it not worked as expected).

So, we moved the whole site to a new server, and ended up at Linode.
SetCronJob is now stable and fast.

Response time before and after the server moving - from Pingdom monitor

We tried our best to make the moving flawless, but troubles were unavoidable, and sometimes you may see SetCronJob was inaccessible, or showed error message. Some cronjobs failed (with message "Cannot assign requested address") or didn't run.

Before the problem occurred, we already made an assurance: if SetCronJob has downtime and couldn't execute cronjobs, when it's up again, it'll run them once.
This is useful when we're facing downtime: if your daily backup cronjob couldn't run at 0:00 due to SetCronJob down, it'll run later e.g. at 0:03, so at least it runs your backup.

If you white listed or granted only SetCronJob to run your cronjob, please update our new IP:
Additional IP(s) may be added soon if necessary.

If you encounter any problem, or have any question, please comment below or contact us.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cron Timezone: Set timezone for your cronjobs

Hello all,

I'm happy to announce that since May 2012, SetCronJob fully supports custom cron timezone for each cronjob :-)
This feature is greatly helpful when you want your cronjobs to execute under your timezone or any desired one.

Custom time zone for your cronjobs

How to choose custom time zone for your cronjobs:
Select custom time zone for your cronjob
  • Create new cronjob or edit your cronjob
  • At Cron Timezone, click on the box to drop down the timezone list
  • Select your desired timezone
  • Then Save CronJob.
That's it!

From now on, your cronjob will be executed under American/Los_Angel timezone (Pacific Time Zone, PDT - with daylight saving time, or GMT - 7).

For convenient, SetCronJob shows cronjob's timezone and current time in cronjob's Logs page
CronJob's timezone and current time displayed at Logs page

User Time Zone

You can also visit My Account tab and select your desired time zone.

Select user timezone for your account

This will set the default timezone for your new cronjobs :-)

Daylight Saving Time is supported

SetCronJob does support Daylight Saving Time (DST), where we move our clocks back and forth (Spring forward, Fall back).

It's useful when you'd like your cronjob to follow the time change in some nations/areas that observe DST.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Clone/Copy a cron job

Hi all,

Sometimes you'd like add more cronjobs with same settings (e.g. time interval, logging, notification setting) with old one.

For that purpose, I've just added Clone cronjob feature: you can create new cronjob with same settings from an old one.

3 steps to clone a cronjob
To clone a cronjob
1. Click on Clone icon on desired cronjob.
2. You're creating new cronjob with same settings. Edit time interval or cron URL as desired.
3. Save your new cronjob.

That's it!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

SetCronJob went 100% SSL!

Hi all,

Since March 18, 2012, SetCronJob went 100% SSL to protect your info better :-)
Now your login credentials, cronjob URLs will be securely sent to SetCronJob.

SetCronJob with green lock at address bar (Google Chrome browser)

You can read more about it at What is HTTPS - Why Secure a Web Site.

The website is now running at address
(an extra 's' after http).

When you visit the old address of SetCronJob, you'll be automatically redirected to secure version.

Best regards,
Nguyen An Thuan.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Last day of the month

SetCronJob is now supported new feature: Last day of the month.
With this feature, your cronjob will be executed on last days of the month, e.g. day 29 of February, day 31 of March, day 30 of April, etc.

This is great for setting up cronjob that need to be executed last day of each month, to make monthly report, summary, send monthly newsletter, etc.

To enable it, follow these steps:
- Click "Create new cronjob" or Edit your current cronjob.
- Click show/hide to expand the detail time setting.
- Check Last day on Day column.
- Save your cronjob.

After created or changed, your cronjob will show something like 12 16 [29] * *, with [29] means last day of the month (day 29 of February).