Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it may run every single minute, once a week or maybe annually. There are a lot of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole site can be generated once a day or maybe once per week or an email with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a certain email address. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you will be able to decide how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information area of your website hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.