Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, every week or maybe annually. There're numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your everyday administration of a website. For example, a backup of the full website can be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an email with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a given email. Such automated options can make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will be able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on specific places, which is the usual technique to make a cron job, you'll be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method too, in case you're experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The latter is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, yet if you experience any kind of difficulties, you can always get in touch with your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up as many cron jobs as you need when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over one minute to do that. In contrast to other hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a time and effort saving interface where you will be able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to pick the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.