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Adding a cron job in standard mode
Posted by Chris W. on 05 July 2008 12:56 AM

Adding a cron job in standard mode



Cron jobs allow you to automate certain commands or scripts on your server to complete repetitive tasks automatically. 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. Standard mode gives you a range of pre-set options for adding your cron job and is easier to use than advanced mode.




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

2 Click on Standard to access the Standard Cron Manager.

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

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

5 Select how often you wish the command to be run by selecting an option in each of the boxes.

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





The command run by the cron job must be a valid command. Try running the command first from the command line to make sure it works before adding it to a cron job.

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