Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each minute, once a week or even annually. There are numerous effective applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated daily or perhaps once per week or an email with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a specific e-mail address. Such automated options can make the administration of every site much easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Web Hosting

When you get any of our web hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the usual technique to make a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days a given script should be executed using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can contact your support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server account with us to host your sites, you're able to set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This is done in 3 very easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage the web hosting account, so you are able to create a new cron even when you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that'll be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More experienced users, can also use the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the aforementioned paths.