Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, once a week or maybe once per year. There are lots of practical applications to use cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail. These types of automated options will make the management of any website much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly 3 quick steps when you get a cloud hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and once you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.