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Run Laravel scheduled jobs on Heroku

Laravel on Heroku — Tip #3

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Heroku has the free Heroku Scheduler, but this has two disadvantages:

  • it runs only every 10 minutes, every hour, or every day
  • you have to add your commands in there UI

Laravel comes with an amazing Task Scheduler.

To run Laravel scheduled jobs on Heroku you have to add a new command and run that as a process.

Create the Command app/Console/Commands/SchedulerDaemon.php:

You can generate this file with:

php artisan make:command SchedulerDaemon

Add the following line to your Procfile:

Don’t forget to enable this process in the Heroku Dashboard:

Enable this process in the Heroku Dashboard

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Jenuel Oras Ganawed

wait its not free?