On webservers without CLI the archive.php can not be run as cronjob anymore. The script stops with the message, that the token_auth is required, which can't be added as commandline-parameter.
Till < 2.8.2 everything was fine. See also
Are you running
php /path/to/piwik/console core:archive ... or
php /path/to/piwik/misc/cron/archive.php ...? If using archive.php can you switch to using
php console core:archive ... and see if it works?
console does not work on 1&1 managed webservers. I have to use
archive.php. See referenced issue https://github.com/piwik/piwik/issues/6012 for the discussion why.
Can you add to
token_auth=... your php-cgi command and see if it works? eg,
php-cgi -f /path/to/piwik/misc/cron/archive.php token_auth=....
Thank you diosmosis!
token_auth=... with a blank after the
archive.php worked! Cron is now running again under version 2.8.3.