Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron should do, it may run each minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are numerous handy applications to use cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. Such as, a backup of the entire website can be generated every day or maybe once per week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
When you get any of our web hosting packages, you're able to set up cron jobs with a few clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to set up a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes some script needs to be run using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can create as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various 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 a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy the latter from the Server Information part of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.