Manual / Web cron


#1

Hello guys,

I´ve just found out why I can´t run a cron job: Because my provider does´t allow it.

Great… However… I wanted to run a web cron but I´m obviously too stupid to do that.
Can someone please show me where I can find a manual for this? All I can find is a cron job
guide but that´s not it.

  • Where do I have to place the token_auth? (INTO the archive.php??)
  • What do I have to enter into the webcron form (url)?

And last but not least… Does Piwik archive at all? I mean just by visiting the dashboard? And will deleting 6 months old data help downsizing the database when everything´s archived anyway?

You can tell I´m new eh?

Cheers


(Matthieu Aubry) #2

You can run the webcron by executing: http://example.org/piwik/misc/cron/archive.php?token_auth=TOKEN_AUTH_SUPER_USER_HERE


#3

Sorry, I didn´t get that at all.

I need to execute what and WHERE? Sorry for being blonde but [example.org] tells me nothing :frowning:

Cheers for the effort!


(Adrian) #4

click the link from matt above. In your browser change “example.org/piwik” to the url of your piwik install (like yoursite.com)

You can bookmark the link and run it when you need to archive your records…


#5

Aaaaaah it´s changing SO fast in Safari I just didn´t see it. Thats GREAT, Thank you guys!