Cron jobs are a great way to have tasks repeat at regular intervals automatically, whether that be checking something, sending something or fetching something!
Generally you'll have a script written to complete the specified task (here at BetterWebSpace we write most of ours in PHP).
- Login to your cPanel.
- Click on "Cron Jobs" under the advanced category.
- Fill in the required information for how often you want the cron job to run (or use "Common Settings" to populate most of the fields).
- In the command section fill in the name of the command you want to execute, for example a PHP script:
php -q /home/ACCOUNTNAME/public_html/script_in_my_home.php