OK, I'm a beginner and am not even sure I'm asking this question in the correct forum. I just received an email from Support saying that I need to schedule wp-cron.php to run every 10 minutes. Naturally, they send me this message at 5:35am on Saturday, knowing that Support doesn't operate via phone on the weekend. They tell me to "log into the system via terminal or another ssh client" and use the command "crontab -e" to enter:
0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /usr/bin/php/home/*****/public_html/wp-cron.php >dev/null 2>&1
First, I don't know how to "log into the system". Which system?
While poking around on cpanel, I see that I can set up a cron from cpanel|cron jobs, so I tried:
*/10 * * * * /usr/bin/php/home/*****/public_html/wp-cron.php (leaving off the ">dev/null 2>&1" so I can monitor the email msgs.)
but then I get the following email message every 10 minutes:
Not a directory
I don't know what they are telling me here. "*****" is the directory portion where my public_html/wp-cron.php is located. And what the heck is "jailshell"?
Alternatively, can I just edit the wp-cron.php file in my public_html directory and enter the command they gave me originally? Currently, there is nothing in that file when I edit it. Being a beginner, I would have expected to see the cron information I entered earlier.
So many questions; so little time... What is Plan B for me?
Thanks in advance,
Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC[replaced your account name by *****. It's not a good idea to publicly expose your account name. -- Mod.]