Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There are lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For example, a backup of the full site can be generated once per day or once a week or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day may be sent to a certain e-mail. These types of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires just three simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.