Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run each minute, every week or perhaps once per year. There are numerous handy applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the full site can be generated daily or once a week or an e-mail with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a given e-mail. Such automatic options will make the management of every website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 simple steps if you get a website hosting
plan from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the web hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job should run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with different web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. 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 just 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 can find the latter inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Then, choose the time interval for your cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you do not have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.