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Accessing Your Cron Job Manager with Shared Hosting

Cron is a standard Linux feature that lets you schedule tasks, called "Cron Jobs," to run unattended at a specified frequency.

To Create a Cron Job

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.

Click one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. In the Tools section of the Hosting Control Panel, click the Cron Job Manager icon. This action displays the Cron Job Manager screen.
  3. Click edit next to the Email Address heading in the left navigation area.
  4. Enter the email address to which you would like to have all information sent regarding this Cron Job.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Create Cron Job.
  7. Select and enter the options you want to use, or click Custom if you want more granular settings.
  8. Click Save.

NOTE: You can only have 10 Cron Jobs setup at once.

You can also Edit, Disable, Enable, and Delete Cron jobs from this page.

Linux (cPanel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. in the Advanced section, click Cron jobs.
  3. Complete the on-screen fields detailing your Cron Job, and then click Add New Cron Job.

You can call PHP scripts for Cron Jobs by using the following in the Command field:

/usr/bin/php -q /home/[user name]/[path to the file]

You can also Edit and Delete Cron jobs from this page.

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