Simple Cron Job Question


I want to use the “Cron Jobs” area of the Dreamhost Admin Panel to run a Drupal “cron.php” file at the root level of my site once an hour.

What is the exact code I need to place in the “Command to run” field?

Note: This page isn’t helpful:

This page contains wrong information:

Again, I simply want to use the Dreamhost interface rather than tinkering with a “cron tab file”… whatever that is.

Here’s the file on my site:

Please help me make sense of this.

Many thanks!


Since your script is web-accessible I’m going to assume it is CGI instead of CLI.

For CGI scripts, they need to be fetched from the web server.

So your command would look like



Excellent! Worked perfectly! Thanks Atropos7!