Hey there- I’ve never touched cron jobs before, but I was curious if it was the proper tool to use in order to ‘modify’ every page of my website once a day, giving the appearence that the website is updated more often than it is? Open to any suggestions/advice.
Cron jobs is used for scheduled script use. It sounds like you could use cron jobs for your task but proceed with the following: If your script hogs resources and runs often, then DreamHost may stop it from running. So bascially, don’t have a huge script running hourly.
You might look at putting in some sort of a basic calendar script. Instead of just displaying the current date, preface it with the text “Lsat updated on:”.
Though you might do better to actually update your site on a regular basis instead of lying to your visitors. If you actually have regular visitors they may quickly become aware that you’re not doing what you say.
Thanks for advice… I’m not trying to lie to my visitors… its the web searching robots that I would like to give false impressions to. It’s not a blog site, otherwise there would be the new content/calender to take care of that.
Thanks, I’ll be careful. It would be activated on a daily basis at the MOST, so I doubt that it would cause any sort of system overload just modifying html files…