Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or maybe each year. There're a lot of practical applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire website can be generated once per day as well as once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day can be sent to a particular email. Such automated options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There are no particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply three simple steps if you get a web hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that's used with other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is really easy and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to type in two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will run and we've got a rather user-friendly interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can pick the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.