How to update Cron variables

How to update Cron variables

This article shows how to use SiteWorx to update Cron variables such as Shell, Path, and Mailto.


  • Do not modify the Cron variables unless you have an understanding of how they work and what they control.
  • Note that Path is the environmental variable for Path, not the path to your script.


  1. Log in to your SiteWorx account.
  2. On the main menu, click Hosting Features > Cron Jobs.
  3. On the System CRON Management page, under the CRON Options section, click Edit (Figure 1).

    SiteWorx:  Click Edit Link to Change Cron Variables
    Figure 1. Cron Options; Edit selection.

  4. In the CRONOptions section (Figure 2), type the following information:

    SiteWorx:  CRON Options Dialog Box
    Figure 2. Cron Options section; SHELL, PATH, and MAILTO fields.
    1. SHELL: Select the linux shell to run the cron jobs.
    2. PATH: Type the search paths for the cron jobs.  Attention: PATH is the environmental variable, not the path to your script.
    3. MAILTO: Type the email address to receive all output from the cron jobs.
  5. Click Update.


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