Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, weekly or maybe each year. There're plenty of handy applications to use cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full website may be generated every day or weekly or an email message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail address. These types of automatic options can make the management of every site much easier. There aren't any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three simple steps when you obtain a shared hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and once you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.