Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or even once per year. There're plenty of practical applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For example, a backup of the entire website can be generated once a day or maybe once per week or an email with all new signups for the day may be sent to a particular e-mail address. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the shared hosting plans, will help you to set up cron jobs in several easy steps even when you have not employed such a function previously. Once you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script you will run, type the path in your account to the specific script file and after that choose how often your cron job will be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the minutes, hours, days, etcetera via uncomplicated drop-down menus, or if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have employed with various other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you should type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy and paste the latter from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, so it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.