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How to create a Cron job ?

To set up a cronjob you will need to press the "Create a New Cronjob" button and set a few parameters: time schedule, execution command and the email where the cronjob result notifications will be sent to. Experience level - you can choose between Standard or Advanced level of experience - this is how you want to set up the time schedule. 1. Here is an example of cron job time scheduling: ***** command to be executed | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ----- day of week (1 - 7) (Monday = 1) | | | ------- month (1 - 12) | | --------- day of month (1 - 31) | ----------- hour (0 - 23) ------------- min (0 - 59) * * * * * -> Execute every minute */5 * * * * -> Execute every 5 minutes 0 * * * * -> Execute every Hour 0 */5 * * * -> Execute every 5 Hours 0 0 * * * -> Execute every day at Midnight 0 0 0 * * -> Execute every Month 0 0 0 0 * -> Execute every Weekday 2. Command to be executed Basically, if you need to set up a cronjob for an application on your website, you will be given the exact command and the URL which you need to execute. Just in case, here are a few examples as an illustration: - Delete files within a certain folder in your account with the following command: rm -f * /home/www/my-best-domain.com/testfolder/ This will delete all files located in /testfolder and the "-f" stands for "force" and deletes the files without asking for permission - Run a script, for example that will be sending emails on certain time schedule: /usr/local/php5/bin/php /home/www/my-best-domain.com/mail.php - Execute a file directly via web - this would be the same as opening the http://my-best-domain.com/test.php in your web browser, but using a cronjob function instead. The command in this case would be: TERM="xterm"; /usr/bin/lynx -dump http://my-best-domain.com/test.php