What is a Cron Task?

What is Cron?

Cron task is a time-based scheduler that can run a command or script on your server to run automatically at a specified time and date.  A cron job (or cron task) is the scheduled task itself.


How is a Cron task used?

You can set up a cron task in your server to schedule an import or export to run automatically.  This can save storeowners and dropshippers a lot of time, as they will not have to manually go through the steps of import or export every day (or every time they want an import/export to complete).
You can run a command line through your CPanel as shown here:

You may also choose to run your cron task through your command line.  For more information on this, see our Importing From Cron Task article.


Which tools are compatible with Cron?

Total Import PRO and Any Feed are our tools that are compatible with cron.  With Any Feed, a cron can simply schedule it to export using the URL provided in the admin for that settings profile.
To use it with Total Import PRO, please see our article on Importing From Cron Task(OpenCart) or How to Set up a Cron with PrestaShop.

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