Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There're many practical applications to use cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For example, a backup of the full website may be generated every day or maybe once per week or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email address. Such automatic options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common way to assign a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in 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 is available in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are able to install as many cron jobs as you need when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.