Configure When Daily Tasks Run

The WHMCS system cron job performs many of the automated tasks for your WHMCS installation. You can customize when and how often it runs in your WHMCS installation configuration.

For more information, see System Cron and Configure the System Cron Job.

When to Run the System Cron

You must configure your hosting control panel to run the cron job at least once during the Time of Day hour you specify in WHMCS (for example, in the example below the cron job must run at least once between 9:00 am and 10:00 am). If it does not, the cron tasks will not execute.

We recommend a frequency of every five minutes.

Configure the Cron Time of Day Setting

To set the time at which the cron runs daily tasks:

  1. In the Admin Area, go to Configuration () > System Settings > Automation Settings.
  2. Under Scheduling, for Time of Day, choose the time at which to run the cron:
    The Time of Day setting in Automation Settings

The tasks will execute the first time that the server invokes the cron job during the specified hour.

Last modified: June 5, 2024