If you have configured the refresh cronjob as explained in the online documentation but you do not get any results, this might have something to do with the server-side PHP command used to execute the script. By default, ASA2 uses the “php” command to execute server-side scripts. On some servers this might be an older PHP version and will not work as expected. One solution is to use the “php5” command.
1. Create a new shell script in your user directory, e.g. /home/[your-username]/cronjobs/asa2_repo_refresh.sh
2. Insert the following lines in this file, where [path-to-your-website] must be replaced with the path to your WordPress installation starting with “/home”, like “/home/timo/asa2demo”:
#!/bin/sh php -f [path-to-your-website]/wp-content/plugins/amazon-simple-affiliate/lib/IfwAsa2/Wp/Plugin/Cli/Executables/script.php -- "[path-to-your-website]/wp-content/plugins/amazon-simple-affiliate" Asa2_Module_Repo_Cron_Refresh -lt=600 -limit=10 --verbose
Another option is to add the path to the PHP 5 or 7 version to the environment variable “PATH” and then execute the shell script, like this:
#!/bin/sh export PATH=/opt/plesk/php/7.1/bin:$PATH && /bin/sh[path-to-your-website]/wp-content/plugins/amazon-simple-affiliate/scripts/script.sh Asa2_Module_Repo_Cron_Refresh --lifetime=3600 --verbose --limit=10 >/dev/null 2>&1
where “/opt/plesk/php/7.1/bin” must be adjusted to your server’s path to the newest PHP version.
3. Then configure this script in your cPanel cronjob panel as shown on the following screenshot:
Please also check ASA2’s cronjob calculator:ASA2 cronjob calculator
Short URL: http://bit.ly/asa2-custom-cron