The Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel allows you to add scripts on your account as scheduled tasks. Sample scheduled tasks can be: create a backup of your account, send an email message, update certain areas of your site, etc. You can configure any PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby or other CGI script located on your account to run as a cron job.
Creating a New Cron Job (Basic Mode)
- Select the script you wish to schedule for execution.
- Choose a start time from the drop-down list and confirm with the Set cron button.
Setting up email notifications
Once you schedule a Cron Job, you can receive via e-mail the output it generates. You can specify the mailbox to which the results will be sent.
Testing the Cron Job
You can check if your cron job will execute properly by using the Run button. This will execute the cron job script and will provide you with its output. In this way you can verify if all the cron jobs settings are correct.
Deleting a Cron Job
To delete a cron job task you can use the Delete button.
You can use the AdvancedMode tab for more scheduling options. After choosing the script which should be executed, you can set the exact time for this action from the drop-down lists (Hour/Minute/Day/Month/Day of week). Once the time is specified, use the Set cron button to confirm your settings.