Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each minute, every week or perhaps each year. There are lots of handy applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup of the whole site may be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a particular email. This kind of automated options can make the administration of any site faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, still if you experience any 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 if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you are able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to type in 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 (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.