Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There're a lot of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated daily or perhaps once per week or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail. Such automatic options will make the management of every website much easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you can decide how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.