Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or perhaps each year. There're many effective applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated once per day or maybe once a week or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail. These types of automated options will make the administration of any website faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
If you get any of our hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using quick drop-down navigation. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, in case you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script which will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.
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 with our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is easy and you'll be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to type in two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) along with the path to the script that you want the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got a rather intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you will be able to select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more advanced way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.