Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, weekly or even once per year. There are plenty of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once per day or maybe once a week or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail. These types of automatic options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

When you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with several clicks. After that, select the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.