I am working on CentOS.

I have created a PHP file which run from browser


I have added the script from crontab and made the file executable, but it is not running

30 0 * * * /var/www/vhost/mydomain.com/httpdocs/backupfile/dobackup.php

what should i do?

2 Answers 2


Add shebang at the top of your code

  • ... and make sure to chmod +x the file.
    – derobert
    Nov 14, 2012 at 14:32

Or just execute php parser with script as an argument

30 0 * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/vhost/mydomain.com/httpdocs/backupfile/dobackup.php

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