Secure direct access of cron.php file from the browser

Magento forbids calling the Cron manually from the browser by default from htaccess if you are using Apache web server. ## Deny access to cron.php <Files cron.php> ############################################ ## uncomment the lines below to enable cron access with base HTTP authorization ## http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/auth.html ## ## Warning: .htpasswd file should be placed somewhere not accessible from …