Installation steps – for CentOS/RHEL 6
This is how I install crond onto my CentOS server edition as it doesn’t seem to come preinstalled, this might not be true for other distributions and the following command may not work for all distributions.
Execute the following command:
yum -y install vixie-cron crontabs
And then start it with:
/sbin/service crond start
To start the daemon on boot, add it to chkconfig:
chkconfig crond on
That’s it dude!!
Hey, I have a CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 server. How can I enable crond on it?
On CentOS 7 vixie-cron is not longer available, so you need to use cronie to install cron daemon on this server. Please use the following command to install crond on CentOS 7 server:
yum install cronie
Let me know if you’ve any questions!