WP-Cron is an internal WordPress function that allows you to create your own task schedules. It allows us to run a saved task that, for example, has been added by us, a plug-in or one of the default WP tasks (e.g. checking if updates are available).
By default, WP-Cron is launched every time you enter a page. Thus, in certain situations, it can cause a noticeable increase in page loading time. Such a situation can occur most often as a result of wrong plug-in adding tasks. In this case it is worth checking if disabling the default cron of WordPress will help.
How to turn off the WP-Cron?
- Log in to Your cPanel account.
- In the Files section, select "Files Manager". (alternatively, the file can be accessed using an FTP account).
- Go to the Wordpress folder and paste at the end of the
- Save the file to make changes.
Can I use the WP-Cron in any other way?
Yes. If WP-Cron had to be disabled in WordPress and you need it, there is nothing to prevent you from adding it to the cron tasks on the hosting.
Just take a look at the How to add cron job? tutorial, and with that help, add a command
/usr/bin/curl "https://<YOUR-DOMAIN>/wp-cron.php >/dev/null 2>&1