Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run every single minute, once a week or even annually. There're lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated daily as well as once a week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail address. Such automated options will make the administration of any website much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.