Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time set by the user and they execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what exactly a cron should do, it can run every minute, weekly or even annually. There are lots of effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated once a day as well as once a week or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a specific e-mail address. Such automated options can make the administration of any site much easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires precisely 3 very simple steps when you obtain a shared hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, has an area focused on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you want to be executed, the command path to the server files for the selected programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more complex one that's used with various other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. Unlike other website hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a time and effort saving interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.