Unable to run a scheduled task in Plesk with WHMCS in Domains > example.com > Scheduled Tasks:
CONFIG_TEXT: Task "/var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs/crons/cron.php" completed with error in 0 seconds, output:
PHP Fatal error: The file /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs/crons/cron.php was encoded by the ionCube Encoder for PHP 5.3 and cannot run under PHP 7.0.
Please ask the provider of the script to provide a version encoded with the ionCube Encoder for PHP 5.6. in Unknown on line 0
CONFIG_TEXT: PHP Fatal error:
The file /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs/init.php was encoded
with the PHP 5.6 ionCube Encoder and requires PHP 5.6 or PHP 7.0 to be installed.
in Unknown on line 0
WHMCS-related files like cron.php are outdated as they are designed for a previous version of the WHMCS software (pre-7.0). PHP file was encoded by a different PHP version than the domain is using and it can be read by PHP 5.3 only.
Contact WHMCS support to replace the files, or contact website developer to recompile .php files for newer PHP version.