Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron should do, it may run every single minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There are plenty of effective applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated daily as well as once per week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a given email address. Such automated options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you will be able to set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.