Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run each minute, weekly or even annually. There're a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in the everyday management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated daily or maybe once per week or an email with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email address. Such automatic options can make the management of every site much easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

If you get any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common way to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days some script needs to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your technical support team.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Setting up a new cron job is very easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information section (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to run. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.