Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, every week or even annually. There are a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup of the full site may be generated once per day or maybe once a week or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email address. These types of automated options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There are no specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Hosting

Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 quick steps if you get a hosting package with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with different website hosting Control Panels where you have to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

Installing a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the latter within the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the common cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.