Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it can run every minute, weekly or even annually. There are a lot of useful applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For example, a backup of the full website can be generated once per day or maybe weekly or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be sent to a certain email address. These types of automatic options will make the administration of any site faster and easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed or forbidden, so every script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Web Hosting
If you get any of our web hosting packages, you'll be able to set up cron jobs with just a few mouse clicks via your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that previously. Hepsia is really user-friendly, so rather than writing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to set up a cron job, you can select the days, hours or minutes some script should be executed using uncomplicated drop-down navigation. This is done from the Cron Jobs part of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can use the first method as well, when you're knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to enter the path to the script that will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you're able to copy/paste it, but if you experience any issues, you can contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
Installing a cron job in our system is a breeze. Once you log 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 only have to choose the directory path to the script file to be executed along with the command path for the specific language the script was designed in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You'll be able to find the aforementioned in the Control Panel, thus you can copy and paste it with just a few clicks. Then, choose the time period for the cron via drop-down navigation for the months, days, hours or minutes and you will be all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process very simple and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have previous experience. If you are more tech-savvy, you may also use the standard cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on a single line.