Setting Up CRON on UNIX Servers

In this tutorial, we will focus on Setting Up CRON on UNIX Servers through SSH in order to automate WP Video Robot tasks.

If you do not want to configure anything, we have created a start/stop solution called WPVR Autopilot that automatically configures the automation of WP Video Robot.

Check out how to configure WP Video Robot automation on cPanel or on a Third Party Service (such as crondash).

1/. First of all, we need to toggle ON “AUTORUN Mode” and “Real Cron Service” options under WP Video Robot Options.

Once this done, you need to copy the “crontab line to add” data.
(For our example it is */10 * * * * wget -q -O /dev/null )

2/. Now connect to your server through SSH with (Putty under windows or Terminal under Mac).

3/. Paste this line to your terminal : env EDITOR=nano crontab -e

4/. the crontab file will then open

5/. Paste the “crontab line to add” data by right clicking on the screen.

6/. Push Ctrl+X under Windows and Cmd+X for Mac to Exit.

7/. You will be asked to save modifications. Enter Y and hit Enter.

8/. Your new cron jobs are now installed.

9/. That’s it, you’re done !

If you want to check if the automation of WP Video Robot is working properly, visit the plugin Activity Logs or the Automation Dashboard.

If you need any help using WP Video Robot, don’t hesitate to create a new support ticket on the support forum.

Happy Video Importing!
The Team at WP Video Robot