Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Depending on what actually a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, weekly or even annually. There are plenty of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the daily administration of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day or maybe weekly or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email. Such automated options can make the management of any site much easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
When you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you're able to set up cron jobs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that previously. Hepsia is very simple to use, so rather than typing numbers and asterisks on certain positions, which is the common method to create a cron job, you can choose the minutes, hours or days a given script needs to be executed using quick drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, of course, you can always use the first method as well, in case you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you'll need to type in the path to the script that will be executed as well as the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files within your account. The aforementioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can call your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Installing a cron job in our system is a piece of cake. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you just have to choose the directory path to the script file to be run and the command path for the specific language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You will be able to find the latter inside the Control Panel, thus you can copy/paste it with just a few clicks. Next, select the time period for your cron using drop-down navigation for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the process really easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you do not have prior experience. When you are more tech-savvy, you can also use the regular cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.