Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that 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 so on. Depending on what actually a cron should do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even once a year. There are lots of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup of the full site can be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail address. Such automatic options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

If you get any of our website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script needs to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can always call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account from us to host your websites, you will be able to set up cron jobs for all of them without difficulty. This is done in 3 really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to control the website hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you do not have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also need to provide the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box and then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the aforementioned paths.