Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run every single minute, every week or even each year. There're lots of useful applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a site. For example, a backup copy of the full site may be generated once per day as well as once per week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a given email address. These types of automatic options will make the management of every site much easier. There are no specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job requires exactly 3 very simple steps when you get a cloud hosting
package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the hosting accounts, has a section dedicated to the crons and when you get there, you have to type the folder path to the script that you'd like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and after that specify how frequently the cron job needs to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can choose the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you should type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you need if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server
account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. Unlike other hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel contains an intuitive interface where you are able to select how often a new cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run along with the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You'll be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.