Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or maybe annually. There're a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated every day as well as once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be sent to a specific email address. These types of automated options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all the website hosting, allows you to create cron jobs in a couple of basic steps even when you haven't ever used such a feature before. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you're able to assign background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP based on the script you'll run, type the path within your account for the actual script file and choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the basic mode and select the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using straightforward drop-down options, or if you are more skilled, you can use the advanced mode and specify the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you may have used with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with a time and effort saving interface where you are able to select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things that you will need to type in 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 can copy the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.