Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There are numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full site can be generated once per day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a specific email. Such automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you just 3 very simple steps when you acquire a shared hosting plan with us. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline separate time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you can choose how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.