Running Shell Scripts With Crontab

Crontab allows you to clock and run your own Unix shell scripts automatically. It is available only in Unix-based plans and requires the knowledge of Unix shell commands.

NOTE: This feature is not active for all plans.  If you do not see the functionality in your control panel to perform these functions, consult our hosting plans to upgrade to receive Shell Access or contact us to upgrade your account. 

To enable crontab jobs, do the following:
1.  Select FTP User in the FTP menu.
2.  Enable Crontab.
3.  Click the Edit icon for Crontab.
4.  On the page that appears, add the crontab job:


Commands are executed by cron when the minute, hour, day and month fields match the current time, and when at least one of the two day fields (day of month, or day of week) match the current time. In the Command box write a command to be executed by cron, i.e. path relative to your root home directory.
The Mail-To address is where the system will direct reports if errors occur.

To delete a job, check the box in the Delete section and select Submit Query.