Monday, December 26, 2016

SetCronJob Billing Update


We're working on revising SetCronJob system, and there will be more changes coming soon.

Make one-time payment via FastSpring

When you upgrade/renew your account, we only accepted PayPal payment. PayPal has a limited list of supported countries, so we've just added FastSpring payment gateway. They'll process payments from many more countries, as well as support other payment methods like credit/debit card, Amazon payment, wire transfer, etc.

To make a one time payment via FastSpring, visit Account > Payments, click Make a one-time payment.
Enter your desired amount to pay
After entering your desired amount, click Make a payment, and you'll be redirected to FastSpring to complete your payment. The payment will be reviewed manually before processed. The credit will be applied to your account balance, that you can use to upgrade/renew your plan directly.

Update your plan directly

You can now update your plan directly using remaining credit and account balance. No extra payment required. This will be handy in case you want to change your plan after upgraded.

You will need to cancel your current PayPal subscription first (at Account > Payments); then visit Account > Plans, click Subscribe on desired plan, and select Update plan directly.
Click Update plan to change your plan
If you have any question or feature suggestion, please feel free to email me.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

SetCronJob is now operated by Develover

On August 20, 2016, I registered my own company named Develover Company Limited, based in Vietnam. From now own, SetCronJob will be owned and operated by my company.

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

Best regards,

Nguyen An Thuan.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SetCronJob is high availability now!

After 3 servers are added, there were several issues that caused SetCronJob unstable. We were working really hard to fix, improve and upgrade our servers and application.

The service is stabilized after a few days, and we're still monitoring and working on it. Until now, we can proudly announce that SetCronJob is high availability. We removed all single point of failure, including:
- Web server: we're using round robin DNS, so if one web server is down, your browser will retry the request at another server. There will be some delay time (e.g. 30 seconds, tested on my browser), but it's not a big problem. As long as you can access our website, and the cronjobs are executed properly, it's no big deal.
- Cronjob processor: all cronjobs are distributed to all servers to be processed. If one server is down, the other cronjob processor can still handle all the cronjobs properly. Actually just one server is powerful enough to handle all cronjobs. Network failure is automatically detected, so any server has any network problem, it'll be temporarily removed until everything is fine and it can process cronjob properly again.
- Database server: we have synchronous database replication, automatic failure detection and failover, load balancer. No more database down!

With this set up, SetCronJob is now the most reliable online cronjob service. We're processing 3.8 millions cronjobs a day, or 2,600 cronjobs per minute, or 44 cronjobs per second. And the service is already scaled up and out so that it can handle up to x3 times than those numbers :-)

Happy setting up cronjobs!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

SetCronJob stops offering new free accounts

Hi all,

The free account offer has been being there since SetCronJob started in 2009, and it's finally time for us to kiss it goodbye. Starting at Jan 18, 2016, we'll no longer offer free account for new users.

All existing free users can continue using their accounts until Jan 18, 2017. After that we'll remove the free plan completely.

If you need any help, or have any question, please feel free to email me.

Best regards,
Nguyen An Thuan.