Cron jobs are an advanced developer feature that 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
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Adding a cron job
Step 1: To access the Cron Jobs Menu, click on the corresponding icon located on the main screen of your cPanel interface.
Step 2 (optional): Enter the email address where the cron output will be sent to in the corresponding field.
Step 3: Enter the command you wish the cron job to run in the blank field next to the Command field.
Step 4: Select how often you wish the command to be run by selecting an option in each of the boxes or by selecting a predefined period from the Common Settings drop-down menu.
Step 5: Click on Add New Cron Job to save your changes and set up your cron job.
The command run by the cron job must be a valid command.
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.
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