Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There're numerous practical applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated once a day or maybe once per week or an email message with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail address. This kind of automated options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of our Linux shared website hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you have never used this function before. As soon as you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to paste the server access path to Perl, PHP or Python depending on the script you will run, type the path inside of your account for the specific script file and then select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the standard mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etc. via simple drop-down options, or if you are more skilled, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with various Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other website hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you're able to choose how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etc. The two things which you'll need to submit 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 (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.