Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There are lots of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email. Such automated options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps when you get a hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.