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acorn



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have set up rss2sql to update every 1 hour (3600 min) via the admin panel. Does this update the database by automatically running rss2sql.php? If so, is there any reason for me to setup a cron job via my host provider? Please explain?
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acorn



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You need to use cron for the automatic updates to work. There are two ways you can set it up:

1. Set cron to run rss2sql at a short interval (like 1 minute), and then set the interval setting in rss2sql to something bigger (like 1 hour). This will make the updates happen once an hour.

2. Set cron to run rss2sql at a long interval (like 1 hour), and then set the interval setting in rss2sql to something short (like 1 minute). This too will make the updates happen once an hour.

It seems a bit redundant, but some people who aren't able to control things with a program like cron need the interval setting in rss2html to limit how often rss2sql runs.

In your case, it doesn't really matter which way you go.

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