Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or perhaps annually. There're many practical applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated daily or weekly or an email message with all of the fresh signups for the day can be sent to a given email address. This kind of automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
If you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with a couple clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have never done that before. Hepsia is really intuitive, so instead of entering numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you'll be able to select the minutes, hours or days a script has to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are skilled enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need 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 last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any kind of issues, you can call your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is really simple. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you are able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just need to pick the directory path to the script file to be run along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the latter in the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with a few clicks. Next, choose the time period for the cron using drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you'll be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. If you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.