I am having problems with my cronjob and/or it is not working

In case you have problems with your cron job please follow these steps for troubleshooting:

  1. Make sure you have followed our tutorial for setting your cron job;
  2. Make sure the syntax of your command is correct. For this purpose read carefully the manual for the command you are using;
  3. When setting up the cron job make sure you provide a valid email for receiving the output of your commands. This will help in the debugging.

SiteGround's web hosting servers have a standard setup and all popular Linux commands can be invoked using their standard syntax. Here is an example of a cronjob for lynx:

lynx -source http://example.com/cron.php

There are many popular applications that recommend setting up a cron job. In case you are using Drupal check this link:


We recommend that for all applications you follow the cron instructions literally.

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