Use scheduled tasks

Via the Advanced > Scheduled tasks menu of you administration interface, enter commands you want to run, URLs you want to access at regular interval and set the repeat period of these tasks.

Caution :

  • If the task is scheduled at a certain frequency but the previous task is not completed the current job will be skipped;
  • Tasks are are executed in a minute range. In other words a task scheduled to start every day at 6:30 will start between 6:30:00 and 6:30:59;
  • A log report is automatically created and available in the ~/admin/logs/jobs/ directory. It gives the start and stop of the task;
  • For account being on shared servers, the consumption must remain reasonable. If the scheduled task is a heavy treatment the frequency has to be reduced.

Although it is contraindicated clients with dedicated and VPS serveurs can also use crontab -e command. It's two separate systems.


  • WordPress tool launch to execute scheduled tasks every 10 minutes
alwaysdata administration interface
value: php $HOME/wordpress/htdocs/wp cron event run --due-now
frequency: second choice - every 10 minutes

Crontab syntax
*/10 * * * * php $HOME/wordpress/htdocs/wp cron event run --due-now
alwaysdata administration interface
value: php $HOME/tt-rss/update.php --feeds --quiet
frequency: first choice - Every day at 10:30

Crontab syntax
30 10 * * * php $HOME/tt-rss/update.php --feeds --quiet

Non standard predefined syntax in @ - examples @hourly or @reboot - are not allowed.

Last updated: 19 March 2019 at 12:24