[Drupal] How to add a cron job via cpanel?
BY meera.l
6 years ago
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Cron is a job scheduler, which helps to set the list of tasks, supposed to be executed periodically. However, if you are a Drupal developer and wondering how to add the drupal cron to the cron tab, here is the way.

If you have cpanel credentials, login and find the link in the control panel to add cron. Add this line

wget http://site.com/cron.php?cron_key=VHvtw61rb8Uio0fpduJkiKoYXTU8sEwRiy2P04mb_BE

This will invoke the drupal cron in the specified intervals.In addition, specify the time interval so that the command will be executed in the specified interval.

However, the scenario would be a little different, if your site is in dev mode and have an http password protection. This command will help you to execute the Drupal cron, if your site is password protected.

wget -O - --quiet --user=user --password='pass' http://site.com/cron.php?cron_key=VHvtw61rb8Uio0fpduJkiKoYXTU8sEwRiy2P04mb_BE



on 04th April 2007 / by webmaster
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Odom (not verified)
access_time 02 Aug 2021 - 08:49

Great Post.
If you don't have privilege to setup cron job, You can use this useful module to create cron: