At what intervals external cron should be run?

For some reasons, I would like to run external cron and wanted to know at what intervals they should be run. For e.g. every 1 min, 15 min, 30 min, hour etc…

  • aristath
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    Well there’s no standard answer to that…

    Do you have content on your site that gets updated very often?

    If not, then you can set it for an hour without any issues.

    If you have any caching plugins that are set-up to purge your cache every 5 minutes for example, then you’d set up your cron for 5 minutes.

    If it’s a news site with many scheduled posts that need to get online on time, then you’d set it up for a couple of minutes.

    In any case, your site won’t break if cron runs every 10-15 minutes so I’d say that’s a safe place to start. :slight_smile:

    I am marking this issue as resolved, if however you need any further info please feel free to reopen it.



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