Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There're many practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the full site may be generated once per day or weekly or an email with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a particular email address. Such automated options can make the administration of any website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from your Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to type in 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 latter is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you are able to add one through the Advanced section 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 in the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to choose how often the cron will run and we have a rather time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can easily select the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more advanced way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.