Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, once a week or perhaps annually. There are numerous practical applications to employ cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated daily or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all recent signups for the day can be sent to a specific email address. These types of automated options will make the administration of any site much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you're able to create cron jobs with just a few clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so instead of typing numbers and asterisks on specific positions, which is the common method to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, if you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in 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 last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can always call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you're able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron through drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.