Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every minute, every week or maybe once a year. There are lots of useful applications to make use of cron jobs in your daily management of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire site can be generated every day as well as once per week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a given e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of any website much easier. There aren't any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 simple steps when you acquire a hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the website hosting accounts, has an area centered on the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script which you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that's used with other web hosting Control Panels in which you need to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to install as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an intuitive interface where you will be able to choose how often a new cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in 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'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.