Standard Cron Jobs

A cron job allows you to run a certain command at times set by the job. For example, you could set a cron job to delete temporary files every week so that your disk space is not being used up by those files.

Cron Jobs Detailed Tutorial

To access the Cron Jobs Menu, click on the corresponding icon located in the Advanced section on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

Adding a cron job

Step 1 To access the Cron Jobs Menu, click on the corresponding icon located on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

Step 2 (optional) Enter the email address where the cron output will be sent to in the corresponding field.

Step 3 Enter the command you wish the cron job to run in the blank field next to the Command field.

Step 4 Select how often you wish the command to be run by selecting an option in each of the boxes or by selecting a predefined period from the Common Settings drop-down menu.

Step 5 Click on Add New Cron Job to save your changes and set up your cron job.

Deleting a cron job

When a cron job is no longer needed, you should delete it so the command will not continue to run.

Step 1 To access the Cron Jobs Menu, click on the corresponding icon located on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

Step 2 Click on the Delete button next to the cron job you wish to remove.

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