How to use cron job in Laravel?

By Santanu Aich

How to use cron job in Laravel?

First, we should know what is a cron job?

Cron is a Linux tool, which schedules a command or script on the server to run automatically at a specific time interval. That means no event is needed to run the cron page.

Laravel gives us a simple and easy process to activate cron in our project. If you follow the below step, you can set the cron in your project.

Step 1: Go to your command prompt where your project is kept. Now paste the below command

php artisan make command: yourCronName

after running this command, a new file created in app/Console/Command/yourCronName.php

Step 2: open the yourCronName.php page and write your code(suppose send email) within handle() function.


 class yourCronName extends Command


use TenantConnector;


* The name and signature of the console command.


* @var string


protected $signature = ‘notify:myCronNotification‘;

// notify:myCronNotification is used as a command when you schedule the cron


* The console command description.


* @var string


protected $description = ‘Cron Notification’;

Public function handle(){

// write your code


protected $signature = ‘notify:emailforpushnotification’;

You can add a model in this page using use keyword under a namespace, so you can access your database here.

Step 3: Go to app/Console/Kernel.php page and register you cron command


protected $commands = [

// register your command



Now, when you want to execute the cron, please set the schedule time


protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)





Your cron is now set and it fires in your given time of interval.

Laravel provides a wide range of schedule frequency options



* * * *'

Run the task on a custom Cron schedule


Run the task every minute


Run the task every five minutes


Run the task every ten minutes


Run the task every fifteen minutes


Run the task every thirty minutes


Run the task every hour


Run the task every hour at 17 mins past the hour


Run the task every day at midnight


Run the task every day at 13:00


Run the task daily at 1:00 & 13:00


Run the task every week


Run the task every week on Monday at 8:00


Run the task every month


Run the task every month on the 4th at 15:00


Run the task every quarter


Run the task every year


Set the timezone

Santanu Aich Author
Senior Software Engineer , Openweb Solutions

Senior Software Engineer at Openweb Solutions

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