Long story short, my host doesn’t seem to offer support for the ‘-f’ cron option, which I understand runs the command in the foreground (doesn’t daemonize).
Here’s where my understanding of cron fails me. If I run this (without the -f)…
...instead of this (with the -f)…
/usr/local/lsws/fcgi-bin/lsphp5 -f /home/myaccount/public_html/magento/cron.php
...what effect, if any, will it have on my site?
Along the same lines, any other suggestions on how I should approach this?
Here’s the Cron Daemon message I get when attempting to use the ‘-f’ option:
php -[b|c|h|i|q|s|v|?] [<file>] [args...]
Run in LSAPI mode, only '-b', '-s' and '-c' are effective
Run in Command Line Interpreter mode when parameters are specified
-b <address:port>|<port> Bind Path for external LSAPI Server mode
-c <path>|<file> Look for php.ini file in this directory
-h This help
-i PHP information
-q Quiet-mode. Suppress HTTP Header output.
-s Display colour syntax highlighted source.
-v Version number
-? This help
Thanks in advance.