WP-Cron not working (5 posts)

  1. Rok
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I had writen 3 help posts ealier, but all went answered. I'm in urgent need of expert advise on the following issue at this moment.

    WordPress is generating "do_pings cron" with each new posts that I'm publishing, but I don't know why the cron is not initiating, and all cron jobs are continue pending in options table.

    If I manually run wp-cron.php, it works, and sometimes generates 404. But it's not initiating automatically.

    I've run fsockopen test, and it's give success, DNS test are also passed.

    Last week, DreamHost tried to disable wp-cron.php as it was genertaing huge spikes, but that completely bogged down the server.

    May I request for expert advise to troubleshoot this issue. At this moment, I'm deleting cron jobs in options table for the last two days to keep the site running.

  2. Lester Chan
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would suggest get a new host. DH is lousy when comes to handing load. They oversell their bandwidth/space like nobody business. It is impossible to reach the given bandwidth/space without first hitting the CPU quota.

    I have a very bad experience with them on my WordPress blog last time.

  3. Rok
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi GamerZ, can you advise the Best hosting service based on following stats:

    MySQL DB: 46+Mb
    Posts: 22000+
    Traffic: 3-6K per day

    DreamHost suggested me to look for other place, but I was trying my level best to reduce server load.

  4. Lester Chan
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow, You got about thrice the amount of traffic I have. What about considering getting a VPS? You can try asking here also, http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

  5. Rok
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm currently on DreamHost VPS. I had talk on webhostingtalk forum, initially, when the site problems started about a month+ ago.

    DreamHost suggested me to go with either Slicehost or Media Temple. I liked the concept of Slicehost, but it needs a lot of time for installing/upgrading/managing/maintainence of your own server. I would certainly go with Slicehost in future.

    I'm considering Media Temple Grid Services to go with, but I'm not sure, if that would support my current and future growth.

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