Setting up CRON for Auction Factory

Why do you need a Cron Job?

Cron jobs are tasks that are run at specific time from your hosting provider. These tasks ensure that specific auction tasks run at specific times. This way you make sure that for instance your users get the notifications about upcoming expiring auctions or information regarding their watchlists.

Cron jobs are required to keep Auction Factory working properly.

Where do i set up my Cron Jobs?

What tasks do i set up in my Cron Jobs?

There are two tasks that must run - a common task that may run every 5-15 minutes, and a daily task that runs once a day.
The common task closes current expiring auctions and notifies winners/auctioneers.
The daily task takes care of cleanups, updates the exchange rate for currencies and notifies users of upcoming auctions (in the next 24 hours)
Our recommendation is to set up the common at a 5 minutes pace and the daily at midnight.

The links you must set up to be accessed in cron are:

  • Common task: [Yoursite]/index.php?option=com_bids&controller=crontask&pass=pass=
  • Daily task: [Yoursite]/index.php?option=com_bids&controller=crontask&daily=1&pass=

You can set up / change the password for the Cron jobs in General Settings, first tab - CRON Settings area.

Detailed CRON information for all our extension can be found at this link.