Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are lots of useful applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire site can be generated every day or once per week or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail address. These types of automatic options will make the management of any site much easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 quick steps when you get a hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with different hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.