Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every single minute, every week or maybe once a year. There're a lot of handy applications to use cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole website can be generated every day or perhaps weekly or an e-mail with all fresh signups for the day can be delivered to a particular e-mail. This kind of automatic options can make the administration of any website faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our website hosting
, allows you to create cron jobs in a few simple steps even when you have not used this type of feature before. Once you log in and visit the Cron Jobs section where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the server access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script you will execute, type the path within your account to the actual script file and choose how often the cron job has to be executed. For the latter, you can use the basic mode and choose the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through uncomplicated drop-down options, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time period with numbers and asterisks i.e. the standard method which you may have employed with other Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd like to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is easy and you will be able to add one through the Advanced section of Hepsia where you'll find a box to type in 2 things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find inside the Server Information area (PHP, Python, Perl) and the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The last step is to determine how often the cron will run and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you can easily pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, albeit more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.