I recently installed a new Magento 2.2.6 website on a VPS server. Everything seemed to install correctly. The issue I have now is the logs in the var folder are not being populated (update.cron.log, setup.cron.log, magento.cron.log) and the MySQL Database cron_schedule has almost all of the scheduled tasks marked as missed. These are the settings in Magento admin under store>configuration>advanced>system>cron:
Schedule:15 Schedule ahead:20 missed: 45 history 10 success lifetime: 60 failure Lifetime: 600 Use separate process: No
I had an old Magento 2.1 site on a shared host which I had to cancel due to lack of SSL Renewal. The Cron Jobs all worked properly the cron_schedule table populated with all success and the log files are populated. I can not figure out what is wrong. The file and folder permissions are correct as far as I know (var folder 777, var/log 777, all cron.log files 644) Please help this is driving me crazy.