Setting Up Cron Jobs Print

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Sure. The following article demonstrates how to set up a scheduled task (Cron job) in Plesk control panel.

  Once you have logged in to Plesk, Click on the "Websites and Domains" tab. 

  Click on "Scheduled Tasks".
Here you can see all created tasks. For every task in the list you can change the settings of the task (by clicking on the task's name), activate it by clicking the Task_inactive icon, deactivate it by clicking the Task_activeicon, or run the task immediately.

  To create a scheduled task, click Add Task.

First, you need to select the task type, depending on your purpose:

  • Command. Specify the full path to the executable file to be run. This includes binary files, shell scripts, and batch files.
  • Fetch a URL. Specify the URL only; there is no need to type the command, such as "curl" or "wget".
  • Run a PHP script. Specify the path to the script relative to your virtual host directory. You can click the browse icon to quickly locate the script file.

Next, select how often the task will run, and set the desired time and date. By default the time is in the server time zone; if you need to select a different time zone, go to Websites & Domains tab > Scheduled Tasks > Settings. You can also set a description for the task, and configure notifications.

Finally, before saving the task, you have the option to do a test run to make sure that the task is configured correctly. Click Run Now and wait for the task to finish. If the task finishes with an error, it will also fail to work when executed by the scheduler, unless you find and resolve the issue first.

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