Cron jobs problem

Hi. When I install Matomo through softaculous, it creates a cron job. Now I have two questions:

  1. What does the first cron job do?
  2. I tried configuring the cron job for auto-archiving data but Matomo stopped recording altogether. Where did I go wrong? The folder I installed matomo was called ‘analytics’.
    My version: /usr/local/bin/php -f /home/totalcp/public_html/analytics/console core:archive > /home/totalcp/matomo-archive-output.log (I changed to my URL though).


Just keep in mind that if someone else (in this softaculous) modifies the Matomo installer, then I can’t really give you any advice anymore on how it works and you maybe should ask them instead.

There is only one cronjob needed for Matomo: How to Set up Auto-Archiving of Your Reports User Guide - Analytics Platform - Matomo

It mostly generates reports out of the raw data, but it also runs all kinds of scheduled tasks (as seen in Tasks Timetable - Matomo Plugins Marketplace)

When in doubt, I recommend you to take a look at the output log and see if the archiving is running successfully.