Cron Jobs

WHMCS Firewall cron jobs perform the automated auditing, scheduled backups, reports and other features included in the security module.

There are four cron jobs required to use/automate all the features of WHMCS Firewall.

*Why more than one cron job? Simple, some automation you only want to run once a day and others features on various schedules to fit your needs. This allows the greatest flexibility. If you are a large web host then you have likely already realized the benefits of splitting the one WHMCS cron job into multiple cron jobs using the various options flags.

To make things easy the exact cron paths and settings for your specific WHMCS installation can be found in the WHMCS Firewall module.

Complete the following steps to view the 4 cron jobs you need to set:

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Initial Backups

To protect your WHMCS website, you have to backup your WHMCS website. This is actually the “MOST IMPORTANT” security rule you can ever follow for WHMCS or any web application. While the WHMCS Firewall module has secure offsite backup features, this article specifically talks about creating initial file backups before getting started with WHMCS Firewall. […]

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Database Security

Protecting your WHMCS database is an important role of the WHMCS Firewall module.

The WHMCS Firewall module helps to protect your WHMCS database in two ways:

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Configure Settings

After you install WHMCS Firewall you will need to access the Dashboard and configure the modules various settings. Follow these steps to access the WHMCS Firewall dashboard and configuration settings after installation:

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