Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what actually a cron should do, it may run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There're lots of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the full website may be generated once a day or once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail address. Such automated options can make the management of every site much easier. There won't be any precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get any of our cloud website hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really easy to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to set up a cron job, you'll be able to pick the days, hours or minutes some script has to be executed using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method too, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The aforementioned is available in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you are able to install cron jobs for all of them without any difficulty. This can be done in three simple steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to manage the website hosting account, so you'll be able to create a new cron even when you do not have any prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etc. You also need to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. Advanced users, can also employ the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions as well as the previously mentioned paths.