I’d like to try using App Platform to run some Django sites. Almost every site I’ve made requires one or more commands to be run periodically (e.g. once an hour, once a day, etc). On a VPS I’d use cron to do this, and on Heroku I’d use Heroku Scheduler (with less flexibility).
But I can’t see a way to do this on App Platform. I assume there’s something obvious I’ve missed, as it seems quite a basic feature?
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Hello, at this time App Platform doesn’t have support to run scheduled tasks (aside from pre/post deployment jobs).
However, if you’re willing to run Django in a container image that your own, you can run cron in tandem with Django to execute whatever management commands that you’d like.
Hope this helps!