Is anyone else experiencing problems running cron jobs? I have a couple of cron jobs a day for various site-monitoring and maintenance purposes, and they have not run for a month now. The server is Mizar. Support says they restarted the cron daemon, but still no joy.
All but one are bash scripts or Linux shell commands, and have been running for years (up until a month ago). Do I now require "sudo" or some other magical incantation to run such things? They won't even run as a temporary "run every minute" cron job. (I wish they would implement SSH shell access for everyone, so I don't have to do one-offs as cron jobs.)
The newest script is a PHP program to update my sitemaps. It runs fine via the browser, but doesn't run from cron. I tried "php" as the command, and it tried to run (but MySQLi was lacking -- I suspect PHP is 4.4.9). I changed to "/usr/local/bin/php" but nothing happens now.
I changed the target email from my personal account to an email on my site, in case my ISP was blocking as spam, but no change. This is getting very frustrating. LP must have changed something, but won't admit to anything.
If your site runs cron jobs for various purposes, please check if they are actually being run, and report here if not. I know some systems such as WordPress set up cron jobs for maintenance functions, and those sites will be in trouble if those jobs don't eventually run.