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Cron jobs

The cPanel hosting panel allows you to create and add scheduled tasks, which will be performed automatically at certain intervals of time. If you worked with Linux-based systems, these are cron tasks.
For example, you can create a script to perform database backups and send them to you via FTP, or you can run a PHP file: to send a report at the end of the day.
To create a scheduled task, you need to go to the hosting control panel and open the "Cron Jobs" section. Setting up is as simple as possible:

  • in the "Common settings" field select the desired script execution interval;
  • in the "Command" field enter your script.
    • if you want to run a PHP file, type in the line "/usr/local/bin/php" and then the full path to the file.

You can first test the script by connecting to the SSH hosting before creating the cron task.

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  1. Valeriya Podolskaya

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