_mcs Jack... Got to where I have sitemonitor working from the admin console properly. Deleted the .txt files and replaced from the install package. As for the cron job side, have the hackers file working just as you engineered, problem is with the sitemonitor.php side.
Keep getting an email reply after cron attempts to run:
Status: 404 Not Found
No input file specified.
Figured has to be the instance of which configure file told in cron statement to look for? I have two instance according to admin/configure.Tried placing both just the instance such as 0 and then 1, no go, then added the instance=0 or 1 afterwards, as per the install instructions.
The current cron statement is : php /home1/freddie/public_html/admin/sitemonitor.php?instance=0
The username and rest of path is correct as sitemonitor_hacker_cron.php is doing as it should.
One question: in admin/configure, the box for log file location has just "sitemonitor_logs" is that giving the code enough path to find the admin folder where sitemonitor resides in? Admin folder name has been changed to protect the vunerable.
I'm sure I missed something?
Thanks a bunch,