Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or even annually. There are numerous effective applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the whole site may be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a given email. Such automatic options will make the management of every site much easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our shared website hosting plans
, allows you to set up cron jobs in a few simple steps even if you have not used this function previously. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you're able to create background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python depending on the script that you'll execute, type the path in your account to the specific script file and then select how often your cron job has to be carried out. For the aforementioned, you'll be able to use the standard mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down menus, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you can take full advantage of the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method which you might have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use a semi-dedicated server
account from our company to host your sites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in three really easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to take care of the hosting account, so you'll be able to set up a new cron even if you lack previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs part of Hepsia, you will discover a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Python, Perl, Bash, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our user-friendly drop-down menus to decide how often our system will execute the cron. Advanced users, can also take advantage of the traditional method of setting up a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions in addition to the previously mentioned paths.