How to setup GoDaddy Cron Jobs

August 7, 2014   /   by Marco  / Categories :  Technology, Wordpress
GoDaddy hosting - Cron Job Manager

If you have a shared hosting account and need to create a Cron Job then follow these simple steps. Cron jobs are scheduled tasks that allow you to run a script in the background at a set frequency.

HOW TO SETUP GODADDY CRON JOBS INSTRUCTIONS

Login to your Godaddy Account

Click on Cron Job Manager

GoDaddy hosting - Cron Job Manager

Click on Create Cron Job

GoDaddy hosting - Cron Job Manager Create Cron Job

Enter a title for the job e.g Backup Website Business Legions

For the frequency, set when you want the script to run: e.g daily, weekly, hourly

In command, enter the commands or script file you want to run. Here’s a few examples:

To backup your website/directory use

[codesyntax lang=”php”] [/codesyntax]

Note the syntax above saves the file as SaveFilename[date].zip – it includes the date and time so that it doesn’t overwrite previous backup. This will increase your disk space but will ensure you at least have different versions of you backup.

To backup your SQL database use

[codesyntax lang=”php”] [/codesyntax]

To backup you SQL database and compressing

[codesyntax lang=”php”] [/codesyntax]

To run/execute a php script/file

[codesyntax lang=”php”] [/codesyntax]

REPORTS

If you want to receive reports on the Cron Jobs then on the left hand side check if you have set a email address so you can receive reports.

GoDaddy hosting - Cron Job Manager Create Cron Job Report

 

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