Setting up a cron job

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).


  1. Login to your cPanel.
  2. Click on "Cron Jobs" under the advanced category.
  3. 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).
  4. 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



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