I've just installed Piwik. While reading the manual I found an area that I believe requires me to set up a cron job. What prompted me to do this was the below comment in the manual.
I receive about 1,000 unique visitors a day, so my visits are over a few hundreds per day. I would like to do what is best, and it is suggested that I automatically archive. I visited this forum and another and I read that Piwik automatically sets up this auto archiving, but then I also read it does not. Can someone confirm whether it does or not? If not then I must set it up.
While following the steps listed in the manual I became confused when I am to set the minutes to 00, but do not know if I have to set the day, the hours, month and day of week. Do I just totally ignore those and as long as I have 00 highlighted in blue and click the ADD button ... that is all I need to do in that section?
If someone would be kind enough to offer me a few tips on setting this up I would be grateful. I just need confirmation that my assumptions are correct, and if not would you be so kind to offer the solution? I will be doing this from within my Dreamhost Cpanel while under the Cron Jobs section.
The steps it suggests I follow are:
Here are the areas I must fill in for the first steps for the cronjob within my Cpanel in Dreamhost:
Please note I only used capital and bold to make it easier for review
User (LEFT BLANK)
(shell users only!)
Title: (PIWIK ARCHIVE)
A friendly name for this cronjob
Email output to: (DISABLED)
Leave blank to disable sending emails
Command to run (max 1000 characters): /home/mynicknameonhost/mydomainname/piwik/misc/cron/archive.sh
Is this correct? (of course I will put my correct info into this line)
Use locking: (IS CHECKED)
Prevents this job from running more than once at a time. This is generally a good thing!
When to run: (CUSTOM IS SELECTED)
Minutes: (SET IT TO 00)
Hold ctrl (windows) or command (Mac) to select multiple values:
Hours: (Every Hour?)
Day of Month: (Every Day?)
Month: (Every Month?)
Day of Week: (Every Day of Week?)
[color=#FF0000]Thank you in advance for your help.[/color]