Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or maybe once per year. There are many useful applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated daily or perhaps once a week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a certain e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the management of every website much easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the typical technique to set up a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section 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'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can install as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you are able to decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you'll have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.