Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or even each year. There are a lot of useful applications to use cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the full site may be generated once a day or once per week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a particular email address. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every website much easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual method to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you're able to select how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.