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VIP Cron Jobs

By Freeola Support on 11th March, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

Freeola VIP+ Hosting offer the ability for customers to setup cron jobs.

 

What are Cron jobs?

 

Cron jobs are time-based tasks that are carried out automatically by our VIP hosting servers. 

The system is a scheduler which runs tasks at given times. This can be anything from scripts that need to be run every hour to  monthly checks on whether there are updates for a piece of software.

VIP+ hosting allows customers to specify a schedule to run scripts from within their VIP web space.

 

Cron Syntax

 

The VIP+ Cron settings page has 5 inputs to allow a scheduled task to be setup. The fields are defined as:

 

  1. Minutes (0 - 59)

  2. Hour (0 - 23)

  3. Day of month (1 - 31)

  4. Month (1 - 12)

  5. Day of week  (0 - 6) (0 to 6 are Sunday to Saturday)

 

Other common syntax used in Cron jobs are:

 

  1. * (asterisk) - Meaning 'all' or every possible setting.  i.e a '*' in the minute field will tell the Cron job to run every minute.

  2. - (hyphen) - Used for setting a range.  i.e  '9-17' in the hour field will tell the Cron job to run at 9 A.M and 5 P.M plus every hour in between.

  3. , (comma) - When used a separator basically has the same meaning as 'AND'.  i.e '1,7' in the month field tells the Cron job to run in January AND July.


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