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HOW TO: Setup scheduled tasks in Plesk

Last modified: October 1, 2022
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Add a Scheduled Task

1. Firstly, login to Plesk.

2. Secondly, click the Scheduled Tasks link on the upper right corner.

3. Before adding a task, let’s click Settings. Set your time zone, then click OK.

4. Then, click Add Task.

5. Determine the Task Type.

    • Run a Command – specify the command to run, including the path to where the command is.
    • Fetch a URL – send a request (cURL) to a specific URL.
    • Run a PHP script – specify the path to the script relative to your virtual host directory. You can also specify the PHP version.

6. After that, specify when and how often you want the task to run under Run section.

7. Enter a note or comment in the Description text box or you can leave it blank.

8. Then, specify how often and who to send notifications to under Notify section.

9. Lastly, click OK when ready.

Edit a Scheduled Task

1. Firstly, login to Plesk.

2. Next, click Scheduled Tasks in the right sidebar. 

3. Lastly, select and edit the scheduled task.

Remove a Scheduled Task

1. Firstly, login to Plesk.

2. Secondly, click Scheduled Tasks on the upper right corner.

3. Then, check the checkbox for the task that you wish to remove. 

4. Lastly, click Remove. Click Yes to confirm again.

We hope this article helped you to learn about how to add, edit and remove scheduled tasks in Plesk. For more articles, kindly visit our Knowledge Base.

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