Yes I know another Cron problem with version 1.9, but I honestly have looked through so many posts here and on stack.esxchange and I have gotten nowhere.
So I have gone into my Cpanel (Magento 220.127.116.11) and have tried several different cron job calls. like
I also have the AOE plugin installed. I have generated a schedule in the plugin and also went in my phpmyadmin and the cron table has a list of jobs that are "pending"
For the longest time it said no heart beat until I disables the htaccess file in the root directory where my magento store is installed. From there I can type in the url/cron.php and it will show a blank page but I begin to receive emails and when i refresh AOE it shows the cron jobs processed. The cron.php and sh files are set to 744. If I disable htaccess and manually access the php file...it works and that is as close as I have gotten to getting the system to function. When I bring back the htaccess file i get the 404 default magento screen and nothing gets processed. I'm not sure how to fix this?
/bin/sh /home/example/public_html/cron.sh is the only cron job you have to run.
Classic Magento crontab line looks something like this:
*/5 * * * * /bin/sh /[magento_path]/cron.sh
*/5 * * * * pattern means: run cron.sh after every five minutes. What's yours?
You should call cron.sh as it's called from cron.php anyway (even though there are exceptions, such as store running on Windows stack).