Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run every minute, every week or even annually. There're many effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire website can be generated once per day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a particular email address. These types of automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to assign a cron job, you will be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company to host your sites, you will be able to create cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This is done in three uncomplicated steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. In the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. You also need to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box then use our intuitive drop-down menus to decide how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.