Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even each year. There are numerous handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the whole site can be generated once a day or once a week or an email with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the management of every website faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply 3 very simple steps when you acquire a web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for any of them effortlessly. This is done in three uncomplicated steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the web hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.