Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There're a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site may be generated once a day or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email. This kind of automated options can make the management of any website much easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

If you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you can select the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time interval for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.