Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each minute, once a week or even annually. There are a lot of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated once per day or once per week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email address. This kind of automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.