Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, once a week or maybe each year. There are a lot of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site can be generated daily or perhaps weekly or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a given email address. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any website much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps when you acquire a website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. 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 have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a couple of clicks. Then, select the time period for your cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be 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. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.