Cron is a very useful, but sometimes confusing, tool for managing websites.
Cron can simply be described as a scheduling calendar. You can use it to set up a "cronjob". Examples of tasks that are run by cron jobs are automatically backing up your site and sending emails.
Cron is a feature of many servers but is sometimes unavailable to the user. For example, Godaddy does not give users access to cron.
Using the JPrc Cronjobs extension, we'll show in this tutorial how anyone can use cron on their Joomla site.
Notes before we start
JPrc Cronjob isn't technically a cron function, but it does an accurate simulation.
JPrc Cronjob is activated when a visitor lands on your site. For example, if you set JPrc Cronb to run at 3:00am, it might run 3:10am if that is your next visitor.
If you have a low traffic site, or you need it to run without being dependent on traffic, you'll need to use a host that offers cron, or sign up for one of the free web services that will manage cron for you.
Step 1: Download and install JPrc Cronjobs
Step 2: Configure the plugin
Step 3: Create Categories
Step 4. Define the cronjob
Step 5: Schedule your task
The easiest part to understand here is the scheduler so we'll describe that first:
After visiting the test site, here is an example of the log message that you can read in the admin panel when logging is set to yes.
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