Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, once a week or even annually. There're plenty of practical applications to use cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated every day as well as once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a given email. This kind of automated options will make the management of any website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in two different 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 would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to select how often the cron will be executed and we've got an extremely user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.