Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, weekly or maybe annually. There're numerous useful applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated once per day or once a week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email. These types of automatic options will make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely 3 easy steps when you obtain a website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll 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 along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.