Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every minute, every week or even once a year. There're a lot of practical applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a specific email address. This kind of automated options will make the administration of every site faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely three simple steps when you get a shared web hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and once you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and then set how often the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline separate periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can install as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than one minute to do that. Unlike various website hosting Control Panels where you need to enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to decide how often a cron has to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.