Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, every week or perhaps annually. There're lots of handy applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail with all of the recent signups for the day may be sent to a given email address. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every site faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need 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 included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various 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 contains a user-friendly interface where you can choose how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will 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 a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.