WARNING: You need to have a good knowledge of Linux commands before you can use cron jobs effectively. Check your script with your hosting administrator before adding a cron job.

  1. Click the Cron Jobs icon in the Advanced panel.
    Screenshot of Cron Job icon in cPanel
  2. Enter the email address where you want the cron job results sent after
    each time it runs.
    Screenshot of email input field for Cron Jobs
  3. Define when and how often you want your cron job to run. You can choose the common settings from the dropdown menus or enter these manually.
    NOTE: When choosing a common setting, all fields are filled in automatically. This can help you understand what each field means.
    Screenshot of the Add New Cron Job menu in cPanel
  4. Next, enter the command of the script you want to run, including the path (from root).
    WARNING: If you do not have scripting experience or are uncertain about a script it is best to contact your hosting administrator and have them check your script. Running a bad script can permanently delete files Or cause other harm, so always back up your site before adding a new job if you are inexperienced. 
  5. Then click Add New Cron Job.

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