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Cron Jobs

Cron Jobs



I'd like to know which cron jobs do I need to setup in cpanel (siteground hosting) for magento to work?


right now I setup this: php bin/magento cron:run


is that enough? does it also include  "php bin/magento indexer:reindex" or do I need to setup other cron jobs?


Re: Cron Jobs

Hi @robertbits


To create a cron job for the Magento file system owner, enter the following command as a user with root privileges:


crontab -u <Magento file system owner username> -e

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* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/bin/magento cron:run | grep -v "Ran jobs by schedule" >> <magento install dir>/var/log/magento.cron.log
* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/update/cron.php >> <magento install dir>/var/log/update.cron.log
* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/bin/magento setup:cron:run >> <magento install dir>/var/log/setup.cron.log



  • <path to php binary> is the absolute file system path to your PHP binary
  • <magento install dir> is the directory in which you installed the Magento software; for example, /var/www
  • | grep -v "Ran jobs by schedule" filters this message from the log, making any errors easier to spot

This will also take care of indexing cron.


If you want to know steps with example you can follow these links:


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Re: Cron Jobs

I think its better for you to not go in crontab yourself and set cron manually but let Magento do it for you. Ideally you can just your cpanel via ssh and run below command and that should do the needed cron setup for you.

php bin/magento cron:install

Re: Cron Jobs

@Sourabh Modi @Agarwal Aman


thanks for your response, but I cannot seem to be able to run the commands you gave me. I believe the problem is that I am hosting magento on shared hosting, and I don't have permissions to run those commands.

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