Get frustrated with Cron on your server? Try our Webcron Service.

If you want to periodically perform a task (e.g. sending Emails, backing up database, doing regular maintenance, etc.) at specified times and dates, there are two ways to set scheduled tasks:

  • Method 1: Use our online cron job service that will save you a headache.
  • Method 2: Use Cron available in Unix/Linux systems.

If you go with method 2, the following generator can help you produce a crontab syntax that you can copy & paste to your crontab file (You can open the file by using command crontab –e). Below the generated crontab syntax, a list of run times will be displayed too. The predictions will help you ensure that you set the time and date right.

Complete the following form to generate a crontab line

Ctrl-click (or command-click on the Mac) to select multiple entries
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Weekday
Command To Execute

Command Examples:

/usr/bin/php /home/username/public_html/cron.php

mysqldump -u root -pPASSWORD database > /root/db.sql

/usr/bin/wget --spider "http://www.domain.com/cron.php"

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