Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, once a week or even once a year. There're numerous handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated once a day or maybe once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day may be sent to a given e-mail. Such automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, that is provided with all of the Linux cloud website hosting packages, will allow you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have never employed this option previously. When you sign in and navigate to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to PHP, Pyton or Perl depending on the script that you'll run, type the path within your account to the actual script file and after that select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you'll be able to use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera using straightforward drop-down options, or in case you are more experienced, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method which you might have used with other Control Panels.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the particular language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, choose the time period for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.