Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run every single minute, once a week or even once per year. There are many useful applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup of the whole site can be generated every day or once per week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail address. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is quite easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll 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 in your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike various web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you will be able to decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You can copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.