What is crontab

The Cron Daemon runs on Unix based Operating Systems and, in essence, is closely similar to the Windows Task Scheduler. It allows you to post your own 'magic rules' for the useful, time sparing automation of any of the scripts you will be working with.

Cron is what enables users to schedule jobs which run automatically at a certain date or time and thus perform system administration or script related tasks. The crontab is the virtual 'scoreboard' for setting up cron jobs and represents a configuration file to which users write shell commands that run periodically at a given schedule.

The Cron Daemon is a long running process that executes commands and performs scheduled tasks at a specific date or time. The stored commands are what we call cron jobs and the utility which is used to keep a record of them is Crontab.

For your convenience we have created a visual interface for creating cron jobs. It is located under the Site Management > Crontab section of your Web Hosting Control Panel.

  • 0 gebruikers vonden dit artikel nuttig
Was dit antwoord nuttig?

Related Articles

How to check whether FTP port 21 is blocked?

The default TCP port for FTP connection is port 21. Sometimes the local Internet Service Provider...

How to perform traceroute checks in Windows, Linux and Mac OS?

Here are instructions on how to perform a traceroute check on different operating systems:...

How do I test my Web Site before moving the domain name to my new server?

Once your have your web site configured on your new server (or hosting account), you should test...

The Database(s)

The Database(s) Only some websites have a database, so if your website doesn't then skip over to...

Types of hosting

Internet hosting services can run Web servers; see Internet hosting services. Hosting services...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution