Cron jobs are scheduled tasks that take place at predefined times or intervals on the server. Set the following variables to configure the cPanel & WHM Cron Jobs below:
Enter * to indicate that the cron job should run at each interval. For example, a value of 0 indicates Sunday, or a value of 6 indicates Saturday. For example, a process set to run every day at 21:15 (or 9:15pm in 12-hour format) would be set to Minute = 15, Hour = 21, Day = *, Month = *, Weekday = *.
upcp updates cPanel & WHM. We recommend that you run this script once per day. The script, by default, is set to run at a random time between 9pm and 6am local time. You may set this script to run at any time you wish. We recommend that you set it to run during off-peak hours.
backup runs backups on your server. By default, this script runs at 2:00 AM where the server is located, because this is an off-peak time for most servers. We recommend that you set it to run during off-peak hours, early enough to allow your server to finish backups before peak traffic resumes. If you have backups disabled, the script will immediately exit after it runs.