This is the first time I want to run cron for indexation every hour. I found multiple tutorials but none of them give me what I'm looking for or skip some steps.

I'm using OVH as a web hosting, Magento 2.3.

Help, please.

  • Please add more information to your question related to your requirement so one can help you here! Jul 29, 2020 at 7:49

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use this cron expression

                <schedule><cron_expr>0 * * * *</cron_expr></schedule>

Please refer to the below documentation of OVh Web hosting to set automated tasks.


Example: Add the below code in your file you have set for schedule task:

//Assuming your file is in the Magento root folder.

<?php system('<path to php> <path to root>/bin/magento indexer:reindex') ?>


    $command = 'php /path-to-magento-root-directory/bin/magento indexer:reindex';
    echo '<pre>' . shell_exec($command) . '</pre>';

Also, check the below post if it is helpful!


More, take a look at Magento documentation to Configure and run cron


Hope this helps!

  • I alrady saw this, but my issue is what should I put on the the file added on ovh! Aug 4, 2020 at 9:00
  • @Nouarizineb I have added an example in my answer. Add the code in your file and check if it works! Aug 4, 2020 at 9:54
  • do you have any idea of the ovh php path plz? Aug 4, 2020 at 10:02
  • @Nouarizineb run whereis php in terminal and it will show the path. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:06
  • it gives me all of tha paths:php: /usr/local/bin/php.BETA /usr/local/bin/php /usr/local/bin/php.ORIG /usr/local/lib/php.ini-3 /usr/local/lib/php.ini-0 /usr/local/lib/php.ini /usr/local/lib/php /usr/local/lib/php.ini-2 /usr/local/lib/php.ini-1 /usr/local/php5.5 /usr/local/php5.6 /usr/local/php5.3 /usr/local/php7.0 /usr/local/php7.3 /usr/local/php7.1 /usr/local/php7.2 /usr/local/php5.4 /usr/local/php7.1/bin/php Aug 4, 2020 at 10:14

add new cron in your crontab

 0 */1 * * *  /usr/bin/php  /YourMagentoInstallation/bin/magento indexer:reindex
  • where I should add this plz? Aug 4, 2020 at 8:59
  • @Nouarizineb add your server crontab Aug 4, 2020 at 11:08

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