Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, every week or even annually. There are many practical applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email address. This kind of automated options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also have to type in 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 aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is quite simple and you are able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we've got a rather user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.