Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, once a week or even once per year. There're plenty of handy applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated daily as well as once a week or an email with all of the recent signups for the day may be sent to a given email. These types of automated options can make the management of every site faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you precisely 3 simple steps when you get a shared website hosting
plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then specify how frequently the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you are able to choose how often a new cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which should be executed and 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 hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.