Configure scheduled tasks

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Follow the steps below:

  • Run the following command to open the crontab file:

    $ sudo crontab -e

    If prompted for an editor, select one you are most acquainted with. nano is the easiest one if you don’t know which one to choose.

  • At the end of the file, add the following line. Replace USERNAME with the name of the user account used to install the stack.

    */15 * * * *  su USERNAME -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php installdir/apps/seopanel/htdocs/cron.php >/dev/null"
  • Save the file and exit.

This cron entry will run the script every 15 minutes.

Last modification September 3, 2018