Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, every week or even once a year. There're a lot of practical applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated daily or maybe once per week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day may be delivered to a given e-mail address. Such automated options will make the administration of every website much easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared web hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should 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), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels in which you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel has an intuitive interface where you will be able to select how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.