Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, every week or perhaps once a year. There are lots of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a specific email. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every website much easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely three quick steps when you acquire a shared hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.