Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, every week or even annually. There are a lot of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire site can be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email. These types of automatic options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There are no particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the shared plans, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few easy steps even when you have never employed this feature before. After you sign in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you can create background tasks, you just need to paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl based on the script you'll run, type the path within your account to the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. through uncomplicated drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you might have employed with different Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to many other web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes 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 minutes, hours, weekdays, etc. The two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.