Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it can run every minute, weekly or maybe each year. There're a lot of useful applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the full website may be generated daily or weekly or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a given email address. This kind of automatic options will make the management of any website much easier. There won't be any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you precisely three very simple steps when you acquire a hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, 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 set how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a brand new cron job is quite simple and you're able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you will find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you'd like the cron job to run. The final step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we've got a very intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down navigation you can select the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more complex way to assign a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.