Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps once a year. There're many useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated every day as well as once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a given e-mail address. This kind of automatic options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There are no specific file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

If you get any of our hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be run using simple drop-down navigation. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your tech support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a brand new cron job is really easy and you can easily add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can easily pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more advanced way to assign a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.