Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, every week or even once per year. There're numerous useful applications to use cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated daily or weekly or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a given email. These types of automatic options will make the management of any site much easier. There won't be any particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Setting up a cron job requires just 3 simple steps if you get a shared hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to select the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time interval for your cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you may also take advantage of the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.