Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or even once per year. There are lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated every day or once a week or an email with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail address. This kind of automated options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely 3 very simple steps when you get a shared website hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you are able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.