Cron is a program which is a task scheduler in UNIX-like operating systems (including Apache server). And, at a certain time, it automatically performs tasks. For example: it backs up the database to a certain location on the site

To get started, select "Advanced → Scheduled Tasks " on the main page of cPanel.

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In the window that opens, you will see several sections. The first one is email, or rather, if you want the system to notify you when the script runs, add your e-mail

When you run the script, you will get a message with the result.

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The next section is "Add a new scheduled task " where you can configure the script you want to run

For example, you want to set the script to run once a day

We recommend to run Cron tasks at night, because the total load on the server will be lower.

For example: You need to run the script at 2 am.

You choose:

minute - 00  
hour - 02  
The rest - *  

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You can also run the script either by querying the Url (in the browser) or by querying the php script, via the php command.

First way: you can run the script by querying the Url through the browser.

wget -O -q -t 1 http://имя_домена/скрипт.php  

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Second way: running the script is via a request to a php-script, a command with php.

php /home/your login from sipanel/public_html/the script path/script.php  

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