Stop cron serviceCron is a daemon that runs on Linux and Unix environments for executing scheduled commands known as cron jobs which are created by the crontab command. For example, a cron job may be created to process logs each day in the early mornings. A command to an operating system or server for a job can be executed at a specified time to stop a running service. 

Stop cron service

To stop the cron service, use the following command

# /etc/init.d/crond stop

OR RHEL/CentOS 5.x/6.x user:

# service crond stop

OR RHEL/Centos Linux 7.x user:

# systemctl stop crond.service