I don't have much knowledge in Magento, but I'm spending a lot of time trying to set up crontab. I tried to follow the steps available on the Magento website, but early on when I try to run the command bin/magento cron: install --force I already come across an error that I can't solve. I use Professional Cloud Server from Hostinger. Can someone help me?

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Make sure the crontab is configured

crontab -l

A sample follows:

* * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/html/magento2/bin/magento cron:run | grep -v Ran jobs by schedule >> /var/www/html/magento2/var/log/magento.cron.log
* * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/html/magento2/update/cron.php >> /var/www/html/magento2/var/log/update.cron.log
* * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/html/magento2/bin/magento setup:cron:run >> /var/www/html/magento2/var/log/setup.cron.log

Refer devDoc Cron config

Please check and let me know. Happy to contribute

  • When I try this command, it returns the value no crontab for XXXX Sep 11, 2019 at 15:21

There is either no crontab command for your environment or you couldn't access it.

Please type in the terminal:

which crontab

which should return something like below:

~ $ which crontab


Since your system return that statement for alias, alias is a way to link a command/function to execute another command/function.

add this into your ~/.bashrc or ~/.profile or ~/.bashprofile depends on your environement

alias crontab='__crontab'

see https://askubuntu.com/questions/17536/how-do-i-create-a-permanent-bash-alias

  • I tried using this command and got this answer. alias crontab='__crontab' Any Idea? Sep 11, 2019 at 15:19

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