In this article, you will learn how to set up, edit and remove a cron job in cPanel. By creating a cron job you’re able to automatically run tasks at a certain time, this could be a WordPress backup via softaculous.

Creating a cron job

To add a cron job, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the search bar, Type cron jobs then click it
  3. Select your time from the common settings dropdown box or select your own time from the dropdowns underneath.
  4. In the Command text box, type a command you would like to run.
    example: /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous”/cli.php –backup –auto=1 –insid=26_50193
  5. Click Add New Cron Job. cPanel creates the cron job.

Adding a new cron job in cpanel conor bradley digital agency

Editing a cron job

To edit a cron job, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the search bar, Type cron jobs then click it
  3. Scroll down to Current Cron Jobs.
  4. Click Edit on the cron job you would like to edit.
  5. Make the changes required
  6. Click Edit Line
    Your changes have been saved

Editing a current cron job in cpanel conor bradley digital agency

Deleting a cron job

To delete a cron job, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the search bar, Type cron jobs then click it
  3. Scroll down to Current Cron Jobs.
  4. Click Delete on the cron job you would like to remove.
    Your cron job has been deleted

Deleting a current cron job in cpanel conor bradley digital agency

 

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