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  • Vote Up0Vote Down williab83williab83
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    I have read all of the threads pertaining to using Sendy on Godaddy.

    I have a basketball coaching site and send a daily coaching tip to 22,000 plus coaches daily. My goal is to get it sent at 6:00 am EST.

    I am using Godaddy as my host and just updated today to 1.1.5.1, but have not sent anything using that version of Sendy. I upgraded from the previous version.

    I have a Godaddy cron job that runs every 30 minutes

    I have had two issues:

    1) The sending is slow due to the shared server. I read that Ben (and others) recommend Amazon EC2. Is there anywhere that describes how to set Sendy up on that server and migrate my data?

    2) In the earlier version I used of Sendy, I scheduled an email to send at a later date and time. When that time came, it didn't send. Now, with 1.1.5.1, I am not able to select a different date to schedule. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

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  • Vote Up0Vote Down bueckerbuecker
    Posts: 6Sendy user

    Amazon EC2 just means using Amazon's cloud. You'd setup a Windows or Linux server on EC2 just like you would a regular server if the hardware was sitting in front of you.

    For example, you could create a Linux image, install apache and mysql on it, assign an IP and then you would install Sendy just like you installed it on your current ISP - GoDaddy.

    Sorry, I'm a new user of Sendy myself and just stumbled on this question while looking for the answer to something else. EC2 is a godsend for me but I am not currently using it to send emails.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down williab83williab83
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    Thanks. That definitely gives me some direction to get started.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,489Sendy support

    Hi @williab83,

    I have a Godaddy cron job that runs every 30 minutes I scheduled an email to send at a later date and time. When that time came, it didn't send.

    Your cron jobs needs to be set to "every 5 minutes" otherwise you will have problems scheduling emails. I understand GoDaddy have this cron job restriction on shared servers. Please see this post on GoDaddy forum to see how to workaround this http://support.godaddy.com/groups/web-hosting/topic/how-to-run-crob-job-in-every-minute/ (see randomfellow's reply)

    Now, with 1.1.5.1, I am not able to select a different date to schedule. Any thoughts?

    The javascript from the previous version may have been cached on your computer, force a browser refresh to see if you are able to select the date. What browser are you using by the way? And on which platform?

    Thanks.

    Ben

  • Vote Up0Vote Down williab83williab83
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    Thanks Ben, I will give both of those replies a shot. I am using Firefox 19 on a pc that runs windows 7. I have never set anything up on a cloud, but am going to tackle that next while keeping this instance running until I get that one working.

  • Vote Up0Vote Down williab83williab83
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    Hi Ben,

    I think I have the scheduling issue resolved. I will wait until the morning to see if the blast I have scheduled goes out. As for the cron job issue, I have set it up as randomfellow suggested. I want to make sure, is this the correct format for the cron job command with godaddy? /web/cgi-bin/php5 "$HOME/html/sendy/scheduled.php"

  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,489Sendy support

    Hi @williab83,

    I think I have the scheduling issue resolved.

    Great. :)

    I want to make sure, is this the correct format for the cron job command with godaddy? /web/cgi-bin/php5 "$HOME/html/sendy/scheduled.php"

    Can you email GoDaddy's support to verify this? I'm not so sure as I don't use GoDaddy.

    Thanks.

    Ben

  • Vote Up0Vote Down williab83williab83
    Posts: 2Sendy user

    Hi Ben--both issues resolved and working great! Thanks for your help.

    Brian

  • Vote Up0Vote Down BenBen
    Posts: 3,489Sendy support

    Hi Ben--both issues resolved and working great! Thanks for your help.

    Good to hear. You're welcome!

    Ben

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