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Is cron mandatory for Magento


Is cron mandatory for Magento



The question is simple, do I need a server that is able to run cron jobs to work with magento?


I am designing and editing a magento shop and recently started getting into the whole newsletter topic. I am working with the MageMonkey extension and I noticed that all of the automated exports, imports etc. are not working.

I installed the AOE Scheduler extension to check, but I got the message 'no heartbeat task found'. After running all the scheduled tasks manually via the interface, I simply shows 'Last heartbeat is older than xy minutes.'

After going through all kinds of posts on here and on other pages, I finally checked my hosting providers services and found that cron jobs are not supported in the current package.

Am I correct that to get MageMonkey working, as well as all the other automated tasks in Magento, I need a hosting provider or package that supports cron jobs?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it is my first time working indephs like this.



Re: Is cron mandatory for Magento

Hi @rrehn


You need a need a hosting provider that supports cron job as Magento 1.9.1 all the email transactional as well as newsletters are sent by cron jobs.


You should also visit the magento system requirement documentation System Requirements for Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 and Community Edition 1.9.1



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Re: Is cron mandatory for Magento

Thanks for the quick reply. Gonna have a look at the requirements.