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How to Create and Remove Scheduled Tasks in Plesk

What Is Scheduled Tasks?

Scheduled Task is a tool included in Plesk control panel enables you to run scripts on your server at a specific time. It also makes the system automatically run scripts for you. The Scheduled Task in Plesk is definitely matching cron jobs in cPanel control panel.

Add Scheduled Task:

To add scheduled task, follow the steps:
  • Firstly, log in to Plesk.
  • Go to Websites & Domains – Scheduled Tasks – Add Task.
  • After that, you need to select the task type, depending on your purpose:
    • Run a command – Specify the full path to the executable file to be run. This includes binary files, shell scripts, and batch files.
    • Fetch a URL – Send a request (cURL) to a specific URL.
    • Run a PHP script – Specify the path to the script relative to your virtual host directory. PHP version can be specified.
  • Set/frequency-time task should run.
  • Add a Description of the task. (Optional).
  • Select notification preference.
  • Click OK to schedule the task or click Run Now to schedule the task and immediately run it.
Scheduled Task in Plesk

Remove Scheduled Task

To remove scheduled task, follow the steps:

  • Firstly, log in to Plesk.
  • Go to Websites & Domains – Scheduled Tasks – Add Task.
  • Select the name of the task that you would like to remove.
  • Click on the Remove button.
  • After that, it will load a new page and ask if you really want to delete it. Check the Confirm Removal box and click on the OK button.
  • Finally, the Scheduled Tasks screen will appears and it will say: Information: Scheduled tasks were removed.”

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