Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run every minute, once a week or even once per year. There are many practical applications to employ cron jobs in your daily management of a site. Such as, a backup of the full website can be generated daily or maybe once a week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a given email address. Such automated options will make the management of any website much easier. There are no precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our Linux cloud hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of easy steps even if you haven't ever employed this type of function previously. After you log in and proceed to the Cron Jobs section where you are able to assign background tasks, you just have to paste the system access path to PHP, Perl or Python according to the script that you'll execute, type the path inside of your account to the specific script file and then select how often your cron job will be carried out. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and pick the minutes, hours, days, etc. via simple drop-down options, or if you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to use cron jobs for some of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a new cron job is quite simple and you'll be able to add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you will find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files which you can find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The final step is to decide how often the cron will run and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can easily choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, albeit more sophisticated way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.