wp-cron.php server overload (4 posts)

  1. Phil
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just received this from my host (they are very good so can't knock them).

    "We would also like to bring to your attention a potential issue with your site - our server management staff have noticed an increasing load being generated by your site due to the use of the wordpress wp-cron.php

    we would request that you please address this before your resource usage reaches a level (which it is not far from) where action bay need to be taken towards your account to prevent further issues, many thanks."

    I am shared hosting. the website is:

    Any ideas to sort this please. should i disable plugins, if so which ones?

  2. aguitta
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey bill, my site just got shut down by my hosting company, aparently wp-cron.php is to blame. Aparently it put the whole server down!.

    Did you get any solutions?.

  3. Phil
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hello aguitta

    Sorry i did find the problem. the problem for me was that i was scheduling posts to be published in the future. this meant that on each page load all of the info was being processed. this resulted in overload of wp-cron on a shared hosting account.

    i asked the host to "kill any wp-cron processes" from my site. they did this any everything is fine now. i never schedule posts and had no problems again.

    hope this helps you.

  4. 123milliseconds
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Dealt with in detail here


    has many links to alternative solutions.

    Your problem could be any of those.

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