Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, every week or maybe annually. There are numerous practical applications to use cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire site may be generated daily as well as once a week or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email. These types of automated options can make the administration of any website much easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 easy steps when you get a shared website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and when you go there, you need to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a rather user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can easily pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.