Question: what’s the best time of day to run a renewal check? Is there (public) data on the requests over a typical day or week, which could be graphed to show peaks and troughs?
I see a lot of tutorials from well-meaning authors, and they invariably schedule the
crontab task to run on the hour, on the half hour, or sometimes on the quarter hour. It’s not a stretch to think there may be busier times of day on the LE servers.
For my fleet, I set a random hour and random minute in my
crontab, so there’s a better chance of avoiding the busy times. I never knowingly encounter timeouts, so there’s no problem as such, but I would prefer to be a responsible user and not be part of an on-the-hour DoS army, if that’s feasible.
Thank you in advance. I’m new, and I trust this is the right place to ask this question.