Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it can run each and every minute, once a week or even each year. There are a lot of handy applications to use cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full website can be generated once per day as well as weekly or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be sent to a certain email address. Such automatic options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There are no particular file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Creating a cron job requires precisely three quick steps when you acquire a website hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that specify how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with various other website hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do this. Creating a new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find in the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) along with the path to the particular script that you wish the cron job to execute. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very user-friendly interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.