What Is A Cron Job?

Cron Jobs

Cron is an Linux Utility that allows users to automated or schedule tasks repeatedly at specific times. Cron Jobs are these individual tasks. Examples of Crons that you or your developer may create are:

  • Clearing your site(s) cache
  • Checking your domain(s) for broken links

How Do I Create A Cron Job?

To create a Cron Job:

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Search for Cron Jobs, and open the application: Screenshot__Shared-Hosting.png
  3. Under Email, select an email that you have access to as you will receive an email after the cron job has finished.
  4. Under the Add New Cron Job section, choose an interval from the Common Settings Drop-down.

    *We suggest avoiding running a cron every minute as this can be very resource intensive.*

  5. In the Command field, enter the desired command.
  6. Click Add New Cron Job

How Do I Remove Or Edit A Cron Job?

To edit or delete a cron job:

  1. Search for Cron Jobs, and open the application:

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  2. Locate the cron job you wish to remove or edit, and click the desired Action:cronjob.png

You can find additional information regarding cron jobs via: Beginners Guide to Cron Jobs

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