Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps once a year. There are a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated daily or maybe weekly or an email message with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail. These types of automated options will make the management of any site much easier. There aren't any precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting packages, you can create cron jobs with a couple of clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very intuitive, so instead of writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you can choose the days, hours or minutes a script has to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, 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 within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you are able to decide how often a cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.