Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There are plenty of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a specific email address. Such automated options can make the management of every site much easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have a really intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you are able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.