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Set Up Cron Jobs In Magento

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    Default Set Up Cron Jobs In Magento

    All Magento seniors agree that cron jobs do help them extensively in terms of time and resource savings. As a beginner, you are fortified to enhance your ability to set up and run your first cron job following our tips shared below. Note that cron only works if the server which your Magento hosts is already setup for cronjobs.

    There are two options to setup cron jobs for a Magento server:

    1. Use cPanel to setup cronjobs

    Log onto cPanel, move to Cron jobs:
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    Select the parameters to set up a new Cron Job:
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    You are able to either choose quick setup in the Common Settings or select individual options for Minute, Hour, Day, Month and Weekday.Note that:

    Minute: how frequency in minutes per running time? Or at which minute of the hour it runs?

    Hour: how frequency in hours per running time? Or at which hour?

    Day: how frequency in days per running time? Or on which days of the month?

    Month: how frequency in months per running time? Or in which months of the year ?

    Weekday: On which days of the week?

    Command: php -f /absolute_path_of_your_magento_root_folder/cron.php

    Eg.php -f /home/abc/public_html/cron.php

    After you have selected the options, click “Add New Cron Job”

    2. Use ssh to setup Cron jobs:

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    If you have cron job issue with you hosting, you may try external cron job which starts processes on the URL and a tutorial at


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