There are certain tasks in the cPanel that are scheduled to run at a stipulated period of the time interval; these are referred to as Cron jobs. A cron job is essentially run by the computer system from a script file. A single cron job consists of a wide range of tasks which are quite effortless by nature. However, every technological task has a limitation- a cron job must not be allowed to be run for a prolonged period of time, lest it should pose a threat, thereby minimizing the performance of the server. Neither should it be run at regular intervals.
A Cron job has three important properties, namely:
Other Features Include:
How do you configure these?
Choose the interval during which you would like to run the cron job, by selecting from the menus or entering the values in the required spaces.
For viewing the specific cron jobs, you can click on current cron jobs. In this way, you’ll get the entire existing display.
To edit a cron job, you need to select the option which says edit after having located the required cron job. You can terminate the process by clicking on edit line.
Cron Jobs are an integral part of the cPanel and your computer system as well. An adequate level of caution has to be exercised while tackling with these tasks and their commands. There can be grave consequences such as deletion of the data present in the home directory in case correct options aren’t selected or sheer negligence.