How to set the cron scheduler

1. Setup the cron scheduler from your hosting panel

From your hosting panel, search for your crontab manager and add the command shown when you click on this button from your backoffice dashboard :

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This will show you something like :

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This command is made of 3 parts :

part 1 : * * * * *  , this is setting the periodicity of your cron , currently each minute.

part 2 : the path to the php binary

part 3 : the path to the file cron.php at the root of your Siberian

part 4 :  the path to the logfile in the var/log/ folder of Siberian

 

Please note : PHP version must be 5.6 or 7.0.

To test the version of php , from your terminal use this command :

php -v

 

For instance the path in some panel are :

For PHP 5.6:

  • Plesk: /opt/plesk/php/5.6/bin/php
  • cPanel: /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php

For PHP 7.0:

  • Plesk: /opt/plesk/php/7.0/bin/php
  • cPanel: /opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php

For Plesk panel 16+ :

The cron settings must be set to bin/bash instead of chrooted

https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/onyx/administrator-guide/server-administration/scheduling-tasks/scheduled-tasks-shell-setting.78064/

For WHM / Cpanel :

the user account in WHM must have access to a normal shell

https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/68Docs/Manage+Shell+Access

2. Setup the cron scheduler from SSH

  • First, you have to find the user name of your Siberian

If you already know it, skip to part 2.

Create a custom page on any of your apps. Add an image section and upload a picture (anything will do).
Connect via SSH to your server, reach the root of your Siberian webspace, then type these commands:

cd var/tmp/

ls -l

You will see something like this  Here the Siberian user is “appspe”

  • Setup the cron with the Siberian user

crontab -e -u user (where “user” is the user of your Siberian webspace, in the example, “appspe”)

A text editor will appear (usually it’s vi, so type “i” to insert text), copy the command from the cron scheduler help tool shown above and save (Esc, then type “:x” and enter).
Now you can check if the cron is running in your Backoffice Dashboard (wait for at least one full minute).

 

Please note : PHP version must be 5.6 or 7.0.

To test the version of php , from your terminal use this command :

php -v

For instance the path in some panel are :

For PHP 5.6:

  • Plesk: /opt/plesk/php/5.6/bin/php
  • cPanel: /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php

For PHP 7.0:

  • Plesk: /opt/plesk/php/7.0/bin/php
  • cPanel: /opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php

 

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