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