Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or even once a year. There are lots of useful applications to employ cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a particular e-mail address. Such automatic options can make the administration of every website much easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so rather than entering numbers and asterisks on particular positions, which is the typical way to set up a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a script needs to be run using simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with 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're able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Installing a brand new cron job is very easy and you can add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the particular script that you'd like the cron job to execute. The very last step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have an extremely user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, although more sophisticated way to assign a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.