Scheduling site tasks with cron

To help your website run more efficiently, you should conduct regular website maintenance. By using cron, you can automate several of these maintenance tasks to run at scheduled intervals, based on your website's needs.

Acquia Cloud Site Factory provides two methods that you can use to modify the interval and function of the scheduled tasks:

  • Create and manage scheduled tasks from the Site Factory Management Console
  • Control how often cron executes maintenance tasks on a per-website basis

Managing tasks using the Site Factory Management Console

If you are a PaaS subscription customer, using the Cron job page in the Site Factory Management Console enables you to create and manage Drush commands that can control many aspects of your websites' maintenance and operation.

Running cron on your site

If you want to configure how often cron runs on a single website (which is used for tasks that include checking for updates and indexing), you can modify the interval at which the websites run cron, or even run cron manually.

Contact supportStill need assistance? Contact Acquia Support