What are Cron Jobs?
A cron job is a Linux command for scheduling a task to be executed sometime in the future. This is normally used to schedule a job that is executed periodically - for example, to send out a notice every morning.
Cron Jobs run scheduled tasks at specific times. This is good to set up automated maintenance and other unmanned server duties. To create a cron job, please do the following:
Step 1: Click on the "Cron Jobs" icon inside cPanel, under Advanced.
Step 2: Select the Common Setting you want. This will automatically change the other time settings.
Step 3: Alternatively, you may adjust the individual time settings. Minute, Hour, Day, Month and Weekday can be modified to achieve your goal.
Step 4: In the input box to the right of "Command", type the name of the file type, then add a space and provide the path ( Cleanto/assets/lib/email_reminder_ajax.php ) to the file which you would like the command to run.
Step 5: Click the "Add New Cron Job" button.
You have just created a cron job to execute a file at a certain time and date with the desired repetition.
Cron jobs are easy to edit and delete.
- Click on the "Cron Jobs" icon inside cPanel.
- Scroll down to the last section called "Current Cron Jobs".
- Find the correct cron job and click either "Edit" or "Delete", under Actions.
- Editing does not have the nice automated tools, so it may be easier to copy the Command, delete the cron job, and recreate it.