Frequently asked questions for scheduling and running cron jobs on your Ecenica plan.

This article explains what cron jobs are, how you can add a cron job to your Ecenica plan, how to delete and stop a scheduled cron job from running and what the limits are for running cron jobs.

What are Cron Jobs?

Cron jobs allow you to schedule commands or execute scripts to run at specific times or intervals.

How can I create a cron job?

You can create a cron job from your Ecenica cPanel control panel following the steps below:

  1. Login to Ecenica cPanel
  2. Click Cron Jobs
  3. Click Standard mode
  4. Enter your email address. Notifications for your cron job wil be sent to this email address.
  5. Enter the command to run
  6. Select how often you wish your cron job to be run. Select options for minutes, hours, days, months and weekdays. Or, select one of the pre-defined schedules from common settings.
  7. Click Add New Cron Job.

How can I remove a cron job?

If you no longer need your cron job you can delete it and stop your cron job from running using the steps below:

  1. Login to Ecenica cPanel
  2. Click Cron Jobs
  3. Click Delete next to your cron job.

What limits are there for cron jobs?

On Shared or Reseller Hosting plans you may not run a cron job more often than every 15 minutes.