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Jan 21, 2017

Goodbye "Engine". Welcome "Execution Per Day (EPD)".

Goodbye "Engine". Welcome "Execution Per Day (EPD)".

Since early 2014, we had been using "Engine" as our resource indicator representing cron job resource occupation. Today, we took it out from our system and replaced it with a new indicator "Execution Per Day (EPD)".

"Engine" is an abstract concept. There is no counterpart in real world that can be converted to it easily. Therefore, it has caused much confusion to our users, and consequently, much effort of ours to explain this concept to our users.

Quite differently, "Execution Per Day (EPD)" is natively intelligible. Beyond doubt, it's a life saver for EasyCron users and us :)

Actually, "Engine" has a simple calculation formula:
Engines = ceil (execution times per year / 1000)

And EPD got this one:
EPDs = execution times per day

There's not much difference? Right?

Jan 8, 2017

Customize your HTTP method and headers for your cron job requests

Happy New Year!

EasyCron used to have a "posts" and "cookies" field in the cron job settings which are for posting content and setting cookies for the HTTP requests sent to your server.

Now, in order to follow the HTTP standards and conventions, we've added a new feature - HTTP method and header customization - to our cron job setting.

As a result, the previous existing "posts" field is integrated with POST, PUT and PATCH method. And the previous existing "cookies" field will retire at 6:00 AM UTC, on Jan 14, 2017.

From now on, you can simply customize the HTTP method (from GET, POST, HEAD, PUT, PATCH, DELETE, CONNECT, OPTIONS and TRACE) and headers for your cron job requests at:

Customize HTTP method and headers for your cron job requests

If you have any longing feature that you want to have in EasyCron, please send us a message at our message page. We will always listen to our users at the first place.