Cron (Scheduled Tasks)

Magento performs some operations on schedule by periodically running a script. You can
control the execution and scheduling of Magento cron jobs from the Admin of your store. Store
operations that run according to a cron schedule include:

  • Email (Transactional and any other email sent from the store.)
  • Catalog Price Rules
  • Newsletters
  • Google Sitemap Generation
  • Customer Alerts and Notifications
  • Currency Rate Updates
  • Log Cleanup

Make sure that the secure and unsecure base URLs for the store are set correctly, so the
generated URLs are correct. To learn more, see: Setting Up Cron Jobs.

To configure cron:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. T hen in the panel on the left under
Advanced, select System.
2. Click to expand the Cron section.

3. Enter the number of minutes for each of the following:

  • Generate Schedules Every
  • Schedule Ahead for
  • Missed if not Run Within
  • History Cleanup Every
  • Success History Lifetime
  • Failure History Lifetime
  • 4. When complete, click the Save Config button.

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