Introduction

What is a cronjob?

From wikipedia.org:

“The software utility Cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. People who set up and maintain software environments use cron to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at fixed times, dates, or intervals. It typically automates system maintenance or administration ...”

How to use with ASA 2

A typical use in ASA 2 is the cronjob Repo items refresh. Without user action it will periodically be executed on your server to refresh the products in your Repo.

Check the “Setup” chapter of each cronjob to learn more about how to configure them.

How to configure

If you have SSH access to your server and the right to setup cronjobs, you can use the command crontab -e on the shell.

This is a good tutorial about cronjobs: Scheduling Tasks with Cron Jobs

Many web hosting companies provide control panels for their customers. If you are one of them, you might be able to find a section in your control panel to manage your cron jobs.

Cronjob panel 1 Cronjob panel 2