Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, every week or perhaps once a year. There are a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated every day or weekly or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email. This kind of automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any issues, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your websites, you'll be able to set up cron jobs for any of them without any difficulty. This is done in 3 really easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the website hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even if you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you should copy/paste the path to the system files in your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will execute the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.