Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or maybe once a year. There are numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. For instance, a backup of the whole site may be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular e-mail address. Such automatic options will make the management of every site faster and easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting

Creating a cron job requires simply 3 simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and when you go there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with many other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that define different time periods.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you can select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things which you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.