Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, every week or even annually. There are a lot of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup of the entire site can be generated once a day or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email address. Such automatic options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you can create cron jobs with only a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you will be able to select the days, hours or minutes a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have a really user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you are able to choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more complex way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.