Thursday, January 12, 2017

5 new servers added

Hello there,

SetCronJob just added 5 new servers, and will be using them for processing your cronjobs. Please add their IP addresses to your whitelist as soon as possible.

Here are the new IPv4 addresses:
138.197.13.215
138.197.3.1
192.241.167.220
192.81.211.213
192.241.128.56

And here are new IPv6 addresses
2604:a880:800:a1::760:e001
2604:a880:800:a1::761:3001
2604:a880:0:1010::1629:3001
2604:a880:400:d0::1358:1001
2604:a880:400:d0::1358:2001

You can view our full list of IP addresses at our Help Center.

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If you need any help, please feel free to create a ticket at the Help Center.

Monday, December 26, 2016

SetCronJob Billing Update

Hello,

We're working on revising SetCronJob system, and there will be more changes coming soon.

Make one time payment via FastSpring

When you upgrade/renew your account, we only accepted PayPal payment. PayPal has a limited list of supported countries, so we've just added FastSpring payment gateway. They'll process payments from many more countries, as well as support other payment method like credit/debit card, Amazon payment, wire transfer, etc.
To make a one time payment via FastSpring, visit Account > Payments, click Make a one-time payment.
Enter your desired amount to pay
After entering your desired amount, click Make a payment, and you'll be redirected to FastSpring to complete your payment. The payment will be reviewed manually before processed. The credit will be applied to your account balance, that you can use to upgrade/renew your plan directly.

Update your plan directly

You can now update your plan directly using remaining credit and account balance. No extra payment required. This will be handy in case you want to change your plan after upgraded. You will need to cancel your current PayPal subscription first (at Account > Payments); then visit Account > Plans, click Subscribe on desired plan, and select Update plan directly.
Click Update plan to change your plan
If you have any question or feature suggestion, please feel free to email me.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

SetCronJob is now operated by Develover

On August 20, 2016, I registered my own company named Develover Company Limited, based in Vietnam. From now own, SetCronJob will be owned and operated by my company.

If you have any question, please feel free to email me.

Best regards,

Nguyen An Thuan.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SetCronJob is updated

Hello all,

I've just rewritten SetCronJob code base with a new framework. There are some minor changes, while most core features and settings are kept intact. If you encounter any problem, please try reload the page (hit Ctrl - F5), or contact me if that doesn't work.

New cronjob editing form

New cronjob editing form
I simplified and categorized all the fields into subsections demonstrating how SetCronJob works: Basic settings (cronjob URL and time settings), Connect to your server, Send HTTP request (HTTP method and post data), Detect failure and notify you, Name and group, and Advanced settings (just for me doing some special stuff with specified cronjobs).

One address (contact information) for one account

Since I don't see the actual needs with multiple addresses, I just simplified it. You can update your contact information at Account > Update info. The contact information will be included in the PDF invoice too.

URL parameter in API requests is deprecated

Now you should only send POST (recommended) or GET request directly to our API functions e.g. like this
https://www.setcronjob.com/api/cron.list?token=******
The URL parameters e.g.
https://www.setcronjob.com/api/cron.list/token/******
will not be supported. For backward compatibility, it will be redirected to GET requests.

Updated pricing and plans

Currently I've only increased the max execution logs for Platinum and Diamond plans. More good changes will be coming soon :-)

Help center is coming

I removed the FAQ (frequently asked questions) page, and added the Help Center at https://support.setcronjob.com/. If you have any question, just ask me, and if it's a common problem, I'll add it to the Help Center.


Monday, March 14, 2016

HostGator blocked our IP addresses

UPDATED on Mar 27, 2016: Well, 4 out of 5 new servers have been blocked by HostGator again. That is it. SetCronJob now stops supporting HostGator users. If your website is hosted at HostGator, you should either move to other hosting providers, or use other online cronjob services. You can always request a refund of your payment at Billing > Payments.

UPDATED on Mar 26, 2016: We added 5 new servers and moved all blocked cronjobs there. They're all working fine now. Our 3 old IP addresses are also unblocked.

SetCronJob's IP addresses have been being blocked by HostGator's firewall for days. If your sites are hosted at HostGator, you can see this error message
Access denied.  Your IP address is blacklisted.  If you feel this is in error please contact your hosting provider's abuse department.
in cronjobs' execution results.

A client has confirmed that HostGator blocked us because we exceeded their PHP request rate limit. And they won't unblock until the requests stop.

So, currently we'll disable all cronjobs for sites hosted at HostGator. I'll update when they unblock our IP addresses.

To prevent this from happening again, please lower your cronjob's execution interval, especially when your websites are hosted at shared hosting providers. Most cronjobs don't require cronjob every minute to work. You can set it to run every 10 minutes instead, or contact me for advice.

You should also contact HostGator and ask them if they can whitelist our IP addresses:
  • 50.116.9.254
  • 74.207.250.230
  • 45.33.48.85
We also consider adding more servers / IP addresses later to spread the load.