Steps to configure PHP Cron Jobs – Godaddy

Setting up Cron Jobs at Godaddy is a bit tricky

As per Godaddy documentation, the Godaddy hosting does not support the Cron Jobs for PHP v5.4
How to configure PHP Cron Jobs - Godaddy

You need to use the following path settings for different versions of PHP

Hosting typePHP versionPath
Web & Classic5.3/web/cgi-bin/php5_3
Web & Classic5.0-5.2/web/cgi-bin/php5
Web & Classic4/web/cgi-bin/php

Hence we need to choose a PHP version from the available (5.3 and 5.5)

Example (for PHP v 5.5)

/usr/bin/php “$HOME/public_html/test/mail/index.php”

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  • Bagshaw

    Great post.
    If you’re on Godaddy host that use PHP v5.4, you can be found a list of free online cron jobs services at: