Cron job does not seem to execute properly

I am not sure how to interpret the email output from the CRON jobs. I only know they are not working (Admin panel says so. Read docs here and found no extra info

Steps to reproduce

Using Cpanel v6.2 interface enter cron job pointing to
with email notification

Expected behaviour

An email from Cpanel stating cron job finished.

Actual behaviour

I am getting the following message in body of email:
/home/user/path/cron.php: line 1: ?php: No such file or directory
/home/user/path/cron.php: line 2: /bin: is a directory
/home/user/path/cron.php: line 3: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
/home/user/path/cron.php: line 3: ` * @author ---------'

Server configuration

Shared host Linux

Web server:

PHP version:
ownCloud version: (see ownCloud admin page)
Updated from an older ownCloud or fresh install:
from 9.x


Looks to me like you're pointing the cronjob directly to the cron.php instead of calling it via PHP.