Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There are lots of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole website can be generated once per day as well as once per week or an email message with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail. Such automated options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to decide how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.