Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There're many useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole website can be generated once per day as well as once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a certain email address. Such automated options will make the administration of any website faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you can set up cron jobs for all of them effortlessly. This is done in three really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the web hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even if you don't have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.