Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts written in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it may run every minute, every week or even each year. There're a lot of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated once a day or perhaps weekly or an email with all new signups for the day may be sent to a particular email address. Such automatic options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
When you get any of our shared website hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really intuitive, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the typical method to create a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, when you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you will also have to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The last mentioned is available in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any kind of issues, you can get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a few clicks inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is quite simple and you will be able to add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to execute. The last step is to choose how often the cron will be executed and we've got a really intuitive interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you will be able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.