Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run each minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are a lot of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup of the full website may be generated daily as well as once per week or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be sent to a particular e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the management of any site much easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting packages, you will be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common technique to make a cron job, you will be able to select the minutes, hours or days some script has to be executed using uncomplicated drop-down menus. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, if you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, still if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only need to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed as well as the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, and you can copy and paste it with a couple of clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the entire process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.