I have an existing Magento 1.9x site but I am looking to upgrade to Magento 2
I'm hosting on a cpanel webserver and installed Magento 2.2.4 as fresh install to start looking at it and getting my head around any changes.
However, I am having massive issues with being unable to run cron, so other than having added one demo product I cannot do anything else at this stage. The product I added is visible through search, but I cannot see any menus or categories, which I am presuming is down to the indexing / cron issue.
I have followed the steps outlined here but that still doesn't get cron to run.
Google led me to steps where adding a manual cron job in cpanel was suggested which I also tried. Using the following settings:
* * * * * /usr/bin/php /home/doublegm/public_html/crsautomotive.co.uk/onlinestore/bin/magento setup:cron:run >> /home/doublegm/public_html/crsautomotive.co.uk/onlinestore/var/log/setup.cron.log
* * * * * /usr/bin/php /home/doublegm/public_html/crsautomotive.co.uk/onlinestore/update/cron.php >> /home/doublegm/public_html/crsautomotive.co.uk/onslinestore/var/log/update.cron.log
* * * * * /usr/bin/php /home/doublegm/public_html/crsautomotive.co.uk/onlinestore/bin/magento cron:run | grep -v "Ran jobs by schedule" >> /home/doublegm/public_html/crsautomotive.co.uk/onlinestore/var/log/magento.cron.log
But although these show up when executing crontab -l in Putty no indexing etc. occurs on the new install.
Pretty much at a loss as to how to proceed from here.
Update: On top of this I've been unable to even add a theme.
The steps in the help for that don't appear to work either.
Loved Magento 1 and it was a great platform for me, but either 2 is too complex for me to be able to understand and use or it's flawed.
Uninstalled 2 now and going to persevere with 1.9 while looking at other options for the long term.