Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed 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 a year. There are many useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a website. For example, a backup of the entire site may be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail. Such automatic options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job requires precisely three simple steps if you get a cloud hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline separate periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.