Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or even once per year. There're plenty of practical applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular email address. This kind of automatic options can make the management of every site much easier. There won't be any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you just three easy steps if you get a hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with several clicks. Then, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.