How to setup a cron job in cPanel?

  • After logging into the cPanel, click Cron Jobs in Advanced category.

  • Enter the email address where you want the cron job results sent after each time it runs.

  • After putting the email address, click Update Email.

  • Now you have to define exactly when and how often you want the cron job to run.

    • Common Settings: This is made easier by using one of the pre-defined.

  • Notice that by choosing a common setting, all fields are filled in automatically. This also helps you understand what each field means.

  • Let’s choose ‘Once a week’. Enter the command of the script you want to run, including the path (from root). For example (home/yourdomain/public_html/cgi-bin/clients.cgi).

  • When ready, click Add New Cron Job.

  • You are done. The cron job has been set as you will see under Current Cron Jobs list.

  • You can create additional cron jobs, and edit or delete existing ones.

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