Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every minute, every week or perhaps annually. There are numerous effective applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated daily or perhaps weekly or an email message with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a certain email address. Such automated options can make the management of every website much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you simply three simple steps if you get a hosting plan through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you're able to set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in 3 very simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the hosting account, so you can set up a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll discover a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.