Using cron as a quick and easy way to backup your website often goes overlooked. Website owners who use WordPress as a content management system often use WordPress plugins that can bog down their installation and make their website less responsive.
WordPress is a very powerful website content management system that is used by millions. Sometimes the application will kick back errors that will make you scratch your head, such as the common loopback error that you may see when it runs a site health check.
The mixed content error is an example of how making site-wide changes to your WordPress installation can complicate things, especially when your site has been up and running for a while. Making an adjustment as simple as installing an SSL certificate and changing the site settings to point to HTTPS instead of HTTP may not always work out as planned. It can also force web browsers to give your users … (Click To Read)
To keep things running smoothly, the Wordpress blogging platform requires a cron job that will run from time to time. Cron is a job scheduler that Wordpress uses to do things like check for software updates, publish scheduled posts, and send trackback pings. Many plugins that you install to Wordpress will use cron as well for their various functions. If cron isn’t running properly, then these important background tasks will not run.