A cron job is a Linux command used for scheduling tasks to be executed sometime in the future. This is typically used to schedule a job that is performed periodically.
Cron jobs allows you to automate certain commands or scripts on your site. You can set a command or script to run at a specific time every day, week, etc. For example, you could set a cron job to delete temporary files every week to free up disk space.
Typical Uses of a Cron Job
Cron can run simple commands, shell scripts, and programs in languages such as PHP, Python, and Perl. If a task can be completed on the command line or in a script, you can automate it with the task scheduler.
Based on our Terms of Service under the Resource Usage, Users may not
- Run cron entries with intervals of less than 15 minutes.
Please, see our Terms of Service
Editing/adjusting cron jobs via Cpanel
Below are the following steps to edit cron jobs in the Cpanel:
1. Login to your Cpanel account by providing the cPanel login credentials.
2. After a successful login, scroll down and locate the “Advanced” section to see the cron job under the list, or search for the cron job in the search bar by typing in the phrase “Cron Job”. The cron job will appear in a drop-down and then click on the cron job.
3. The cron job page will open, scroll down and locate the cron job you wish to adjust, and click on edit.
4. Set the cron job to your preferred time but not less than 15 minutes as stated in our Terms of Services and click on “EDIT”. The cron job is finally adjusted.