Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are lots of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the full site can be generated daily or maybe once per week or an email message with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail. Such automatic options can make the administration of every website much easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is very simple and you will be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.