Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps each year. There are a lot of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the full site can be generated once a day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all recent signups for the day may be sent to a specific e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of every website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
If you get any of our website hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is very easy to use, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using uncomplicated drop-down menus. The latter is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can always get in touch with your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can set up as many cron jobs as you need if you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you're able to select how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things which you'll need to submit manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.