Expertise level: Easy
What is a cron?
A cron is a service that allows a user to automatically execute a script at a specific time.
For example, you can set a particular PHP script to be automatically executed everyday at midnight.
Set up cron jobs through cPanel using this procedure:
- Log on to your cPanel Interface.
- Go to ''Advanced' section.
- Click on "Cron Jobs".
- Select the specific time from the lists provided.
- You should enter the command to run in the "Command" field.
You should make sure to enter the proper command and the full path to the file.
(for eg.: /usr/bin/php /home/user/public_html/cron.php).
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