I've just installed and set up the plugin 'FeedWordPress' to fill my blog with lots of articles from other cool websites. I've also set up a cron-job in order to fetch new articles every 15 minutes.
Whether I set the cron-job to 15 or 60 minutes, every time FeedWordPress tries to fetch new articles it makes the server crash. The cron-job looks like this:
*/15 * * * * #/usr/local/bin/curl --silent http://www.domain.com?update_feedwordpress=1
The 'Update scheduling' option in FeedWordPress is set to 15 minutes.
The server admin told me the following: 'When the plugin is told to grab new articles, it makes waaay too much crawlers to pop up to grab the new articles.' So, is it possible to reduce the amount of crawlers?
I hope you guys can help me out!