Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each minute, once a week or maybe once a year. There are many effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated once a day as well as weekly or an e-mail with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a given email. These types of automatic options can make the management of any website much easier. There won't be any particular file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly three easy steps when you obtain a cloud hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter 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), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.