Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps annually. There're lots of practical applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day as well as weekly or an email message with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a particular email. Such automatic options will make the administration of any website faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is really simple and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down navigation you can choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.