What is a Cron Job?
A cron is a time-based scheduler that uses cron to schedule jobs periodically at fixed times, dates, or intervals. It runs a command or script on your server automatically. Cron jobs are used for scheduling jobs periodically at fixed intervals.
Setting a cron job:
Step 1 : Login to cPanel; Go to Section ADVANCE and choose Cron Jobs. If you wish for cron notification then,
Cron Email (optional)
You can have cron send an email every time it runs a command which produces output. If you do not want an email to be sent for an individual cron job, you can redirect the command’s output to /dev/null. For example: mycommand >/dev/null 2>&1.
Step 2 : Complete the common settings (allows you to select a commonly used interval):
Minute — To select the number of minutes between running the cron job, or the minute each hour on which you wish to run the cron job.
Hour — To select the number of hours between running the cron job, or the hour each day on which you wish to run the cron job.
Day — To select the number of days between running the cron job, or the day of the month on which you wish to run the cron job.
Month — To select the number of months between running the cron job, or the month of the year in which you wish to run the cron job.
Weekday — To select the day(s) of the week on which you wish to run the cron job.
Values allowed are :-
day of month 1-31
month 1-12 (or names, see below)
day of week 0-7 (0 or 7 is Sun, or use names)
Step 3 : Click on Add New Cron Job to your cron job.
To view the scheduled cron jobs:
The Current Cron Jobs table displays the cron jobs you have already set up on the server.
To edit a cron job:
Step 1: Locate the cron job you wish to edit.
Step 2: Edit the settings you wish to change.
Step 3: Click Edit Line.
To delete a cron job:
Step 1: Locate the cron job you wish to delete.
Step 2: Click Delete.
Step 3: Clicking Delete, the scheduled cron job is deleted.
Successfully you have added a cron job.