Set up Cron for drupal with Greengeeks CPanel

Cron is a time-based job scheduler that enables unix users to execute commands or scripts to run automatically at a certain time or date. Cron is an essential part of the Drupal CMS. Cron.php is the file that Drupal uses to handle maintenance tasks such as cleaning up log files and indexing your site for the site search.

The cron feature is also used by many drupal modules to handle required background processing and some other tasks like retrieving syndicated RSS feeds from other sites and syndicating information from your own site.

Some hosting companies don’t allow access to cron. But If you are using Greengeeks Drupal Hosting, you can set up a cron job to run Cron.php via GreenGeeks Cpanel.

Step 1:
Login to your CPanel and scroll down to the Advanced section. Click on the “Cron Jobs” icon.

Step 2:
Go to “Add New Cron Job” section and select the common settings. For a small site, you might set up this cron job to run once a day. For a more active site you might want to run that job more often—perhaps every few hours or every hour. Then enter the path to cron.php file.

That’s it. You are ready to go. Visit GreenGeeks hosting

To read more about Configuring cron jobs, visit
http://drupal.org/cron

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