Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every single minute, once a week or even once per year. There are lots of handy applications to use cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail. Such automatic options will 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 using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to create a cron job, you will be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a given script has to be executed using simple drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is very simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for your cron via drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you are all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you can also take advantage of the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.