cPanel 10 Tutorial: Advanced Cron Jobs

How to use Cron Jobs

Advanced (UNIX Style) Cron Jobs Mod

This provides the regular UNIX style cron options. It is recommended only for users, who are used to this method of entering cron entries.

Adding a cron job in advanced mode

Step 1: To access the Cron Jobs Menu, click on the icon above the words Cron jobs on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

Step 2: Click on Advanced (Unix Style) to access the Cron Manager.

Step 3: Enter the email address you wish the output of the command run by the cron job to be sent to in the field:

Step 4: Enter the command you wish the cron job to run in the blank field below Command

Step 5: Select how often you wish the command to be run by placing a number or asterisk (*) in each of the boxes.

Step 6: Click on Save Crontab to save your changes and set up your cron job.

Troubleshooting Tips: An asterisk (*) denotes to run the command at every possible time for that box. For example, a * in the month box would run the command every month.

More information on cron jobs can be found by searching Google for: crontab.

Deleting a cron job in advanced mode

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 icon above the words Cron jobs on the main screen of your cPanel interface.

Step 2: Click on Advanced (Unix Style) to access the Cron Manager.

Step 3: Click on next to the cron job you wish to delete.