Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Magento 1.x Software Support Notice
For Magento Commerce 1, Magento is providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your Magento Commerce 1 version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.


Magento performs some operations on schedule by periodically running a script. You can control the execution and scheduling of Magento cron jobs from the Admin of your store. Store operations that run according to a cron schedule include:

  • Email (Transactional and any other email sent from the store.)
  • Catalog Price Rules
  • Newsletters
  • Google Sitemap Generation
  • Customer Alerts and Notifications
  • Currency Rate Updates
  • Log Cleanup

Make sure that the secure and unsecure base URLs for the store are set correctly, so the URLs that are generated during cron operations are correct. To learn more, see: Setting Up Cron Jobs.

To configure cron:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left under Advanced, select System.
2. Click to expand the Cron section. Then enter the number of minutes for each of the following:
  • Generate Schedules Every
  • Schedule Ahead for
  • Missed if not Run Within
  • History Cleanup Every
  • Success History Lifetime
  • Failure History Lifetime
3. When complete, click the Save Config button.