Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or even once per year. There're a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For example, a backup of the whole website may be generated every day or maybe once per week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail. These types of automated options can make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps if you get a cloud web hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you go there, you have to enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you want the cron job to execute. The very last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we have a really user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you will be able to select the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.