In this video, I use the cron command, shown below, to make my Moodle do its updates. There always seems to be other ways. This code (below) has been working just fine on my VPS, but it was brought to my attention (by Ken, in this discussion on another topic) that there could be other ways.
My method is nearly identical to what the Moodle docs suggest doing when using cPanel. I am just asking, "Is this is still fine?," or might there be better ways to do this? Maybe people will contribute examples of what they prefer, and maybe this will change or improve our Moodle docs.
Rick's cron command:
/usr/bin/wget -O - -q "http://yourdomain.com/moodle38/admin/cron.php" > /dev/null 2>&1