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Monday, June 22, 2020

Setup WordPress CRON in Cloudways

In this tutorial, I will show you, how to Setup CRON in your Cloudways Hosting Account for WordPress.

1. First you will have to disable WordPress's default CRON.Check this tutorial by Kinsta to know how to do it:

 // Disable WordPress Default CRON  
 define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);  

2. Log into your Cloudways account & go to the CRON Configuration page. You can do so by clicking on the following link:

2. Select the App whose CRON you would like to setup.

3.1. Click on Cron Job Management
3.2. On the Cron Job Management page, click on ADVANCED
3.3. Add the following command to setup/enable Manual CRON.
  • Replace with the name of your website
  • /5 signifies 5 minutes. You can replace it with 10 minutes or 15 minutes, if you are in a shared host
  • 2>&1 disables email notifications after each CRON run
 */5 * * * *   wget -q -O - >/dev/null 2>&1  

4. Finally click on SAVE CHANGES.

Manual CRON run should be setup in your site now.

You can install the WP-Cron Status Checker plugin to check whether CRON is running correctly or not.

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