Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run every minute, every week or even once per year. There're plenty of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website can be generated daily or maybe once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a certain e-mail. This kind of automated options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 quick steps when you obtain a shared web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the web hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to select the directory path to the script file to be executed and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time interval for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.