How to Create a Cronjob in cPanel

Cron jobs allow you to automate certain commands or scripts on your site. You can set a command or script to run at a specific time every day, week, etc. For example, you could set a cron job to delete temporary files every week to free up disk space.

1. Login to cPanel.

2. Navigate to the Advanced section and click on Cron Jobs icon.

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3. Select how often you want the cron job to run. For instance, once every five minute, once in a week, once in a month, etc. You can select this from “common settings” or input your own.

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Below is an image after selecting the time schedule

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4. Enter your command and click on the button “Add New Cron Job”.

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PHP command examples:

General example: /usr/local/bin/php /home/example/public_html/path/to/cron/script
Domain-specific example: /usr/local/bin/ea-php56 /home/example/domain_path/path/to/cron/script
In the above example, replace “ea-php56” with the PHP version assigned to the domain you wish to use and “example” with your cpanel username. Look in the MultiPHP Manager for the actual PHP version assigned to a domain.

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