Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each minute, once a week or even once per year. There are a lot of handy applications to use cron jobs in the daily administration of a website. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated daily or perhaps once per week or an e-mail message with all of the new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular e-mail address. Such automatic options will make the administration of any website much easier. There are no specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely three easy steps when you obtain a shared hosting
package from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has a section focused on the crons and once you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down menus where one can choose the minutes, hours, days or months, and a more complex one that's used with other hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike many other hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features an intuitive interface where you are able to decide how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, day of the week, etcetera. The two things that you'll have to enter manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be executed plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.