Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it may run every minute, weekly or even annually. There're a lot of effective applications to use cron jobs in your day-to-day management of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full site may be generated every day or maybe once per week or an e-mail with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a certain email. This kind of automatic options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting packages, you can set up cron jobs with a few mouse clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that before. Hepsia is very user-friendly, so as opposed to entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the common method to create a cron job, you can pick the minutes, hours or days some script has to be run using very simple drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always get in touch with your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel has a user-friendly interface where you're able to select how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The 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 will be able to copy and paste the latter from the Server Information section of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.