Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe annually. There're many effective applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated daily or once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a given email address. Such automatic options can make the administration of any website much easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

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