Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it may run each and every minute, once a week or even each year. There are plenty of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated daily or perhaps once per week or an email with all of the fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email. Such automated options will make the management of any website much easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting packages, you'll be able to create cron jobs with a couple mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to assign a cron job, you will be able to pick the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done in your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any difficulties, you can call your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Setting up a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all the semi-dedicated server accounts, you can go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned inside the Control Panel, and you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron through drop-down menus for the months, days, hours or minutes and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process really simple and intuitive, so you won't have any problems if you don't have prior experience. When you are more experienced, you may also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.