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How to setup a cron job in cPanel

cPanel Paper Lantern end-user series

How to setup a cron job in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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Now let’s learn how to setup a cron job.

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Click the “Cron Jobs” icon.

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

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

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This is made easier by selecting one of the pre-defined common settings.

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

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Next, enter the command of the script you want to run, including the path (from root).

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Then click “Add New Cron Job”.

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That’s it! The cron job has been set, and will be listed at the bottom of the screen.

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This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup cron jobs in cPanel.