Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, every week or maybe annually. There're a lot of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once a day or once per week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a certain email. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you're able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with 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, but if you experience any issues, you can call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're able to set up as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a time and effort saving interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.