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WordPress Scheduled Jobs (wp-cron.php) and Slowness

Overview In Unix/Linux, a cron job is a task that can be configured to run at specific times or intervals. This is no different than a Web Job in Azure. However, in regard to WordPress, crons are invoked from wp-cron.php. For every request, WordPress runs a check to see if it’s time to invoke a… Read more

Magento Cron Jobs to Azure Web Jobs

Magento Cron Jobs Crons are essential to Magento as they perform maintenance tasks and essential duties to keep your E-commerce store running. If you’re coming from a Linux environment, you’re probably used to Magento’s crons working out-of-the-box. Due to Azure’s enhanced, scheduling system, Magento from Azure Gallery requires Azure Web Jobs to initiate the crons…. Read more