Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or even each year. There are many effective applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole site can be generated once a day as well as weekly or an email message with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a given email address. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires precisely three very simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you will be able to create cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etc. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.