Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run each minute, weekly or maybe once per year. There're a lot of handy applications to use cron jobs in the everyday management of a website. For example, a backup of the whole website can be generated every day or once a week or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email address. This kind of automated options can make the management of any website much easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

When you get any of our shared hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual method to make a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using very simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a really intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you will be able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.