Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps once a year. There're many effective applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the full site may be generated every day as well as weekly or an email message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email. These types of automatic options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 simple steps when you acquire a web hosting package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the web hosting accounts, features a section dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels in which you have to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. After that, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. In case you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.