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What is a cronjob and how do I create one?
Updated Friday August 18th 2017 / Category Advanced

Cronjobs can be setup to run automated tasks/scripts at set times; cPanel allows you to specify at particular times when to run a particular script.

To setup your cron job, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your cPanel service.
  2. Click on the Cron Jobs icon on your cPanel home screen.
  3. Specify the frequency you wish to run it (hour, minute, day, month) and the command to execute (path to file).
  4. Click Add New Cron Job.

That’s it! The script/command you have specified will run at the time you have set.

Maximum Frequency

When configuring your new cron job, please consider the maximum allowed frequency of 15 minutes as stated within the VentraIP Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

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