Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or maybe once per year. There're plenty of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day or perhaps weekly or an email message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a specific e-mail. Such automatic options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common way to make a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script should be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you'll be able to decide how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.