How to Create Cron Jobs

Updated on Apr 23, 2018

Cron is a software utility that enables users to set up a schedule for scripts and commands to be executed. When configuring a Cron Job you can specify the exact minute, hour, day, month and day of week for running a command.

To access the Cron Jobs menu from within your Client Area, you must open the Products → My Products menu.

Click on the View Details → View Details section corresponding to your hosting plan.

And choose the Cron Jobs menu from the list.

Accessing the Cron Jobs menu via your Client Area

Now you will be able to specify the exact schedule for a Cron Job by using the empty fields for each of the 5 parameters. The Drop-down menus contain the most used configurations and will help you with setting up your tasks' schedule.

Configuring a new Cron Job

For this example, we have created a Cron job for Magento 1.9 that will run every 10 minutes (*/10). The command we are using is specifying the path to the cron.php file of the application and running it.

If you want to change the schedule of the Cron job, you can do so, by clicking on the pencil icon marking the edit interface.

Editing a Cron Job

Now we will set specific minutes to the schedule (2,20,35,49) and click on the Save Changes button.

Re-configuring a Cron Job

You now know how to create Cron Jobs for your schedulable tasks. Congratulation!

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