How to set up scheduled tasks in Plesk

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Learn how to set up scheduled tasks in Plesk

In this article, you will learn how to set up scheduled tasks in Plesk. Scheduled tasks (commonly referred to as cronjobs) are used to run scripts automatically on your hosting account at a specific time.


Step 1: Log into your Client area.

Go to and log in with your credentials.

 client area login

Go to Services  in the left side panel.

services1 select

Select Webhosting under the services tab.

product 1 select

Select the product you want to use.

product click

Select Login Details in the left side panel.

Login details click

Click on the URL to go to Plesk.

URL click

Use the given username and password to log in to Plesk.

Plesk login

Step 2: Scheduled Tasks

After logging in, Select Websites & Domains in the left side panel, then click on the Scheduled Tasks in the right-side panel.

Scheduled task

Click on Add Task.

add scheduled task

Step 3: Add your scheduled task

First, you need to select the task that suits your needs:

  • Command: Fill in the full location of the desired file that you want to use including binary files, shell scripts, and batch files.
  • Fetch a URLFill in the URL only, so that means there is no need to add commands to the URL.
  • Run a PHP script: Fill in the full location of your PHP script and locate the files needed in your directory.

Then, you need to select how often you want the script to run. Once you are done, click on OK to proceed.

Scheduled task ok1


Congratulations, you have successfully added a scheduled task. You can add more than one scheduled task at a time. Other users can add a scheduled task as well if they have the right permissions granted.

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