Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps once per year. There're numerous effective applications to use cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For example, a backup of the full site can be generated daily or maybe once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail address. Such automated options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
When you get any of our web hosting
packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes a given script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method too, 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 and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any difficulties, you can get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is quite easy. Once you log in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You are able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Then, select the time interval for the cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also take advantage of the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.