I have a problem with my magento cron jobs not running. I have verified with my hosting provider that the following cron is running every 15 minutes:
15 * * * * php -q /home/********/public_html/cron.php
However my cron related tasks in magento are not being completed. Example, my catalog price rules expire every 24 hours or so and I use the abandoned cart extension which relies on cron updates. but it does not work unless i manually update it.
I dont believe it is a cron/sys admin issue but i am not sure. I believe it is a magento issue.
Please only apply if:
1. you can fix ASAP
2. You have experience in this and know what I am talking about
I think this will be a fairly easy fix. I just dont know what it is.