Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, every week or perhaps once a year. There are numerous useful applications to employ cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole site may be generated once a day or once per week or an email with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail. This kind of automated options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the shared website hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even if you haven't ever used such a option previously. As soon as you sign in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP with respect to the script that you will run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through straightforward drop-down menus, or if you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and specify the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you may have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You can find the latter in the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.