Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it may run every minute, once a week or maybe annually. There're lots of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your daily management of a site. Such as, a backup copy of the whole website may be generated once a day or maybe once per week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day may be delivered to a particular email. Such automatic options can make the management of any website faster and easier. There won't be any specific file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires just 3 very simple steps if you get a cloud website hosting package through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has a section centered on the crons and as soon as you get there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be run, the command path to the server files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that set how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two options - an easy to use one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more complex one that is used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you'd like to use cron jobs for any of your websites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Installing a brand new cron job is very simple and you can easily add one from the Advanced section of Hepsia where you will find a box to enter two things - the path to the programming language system files which you'll find in the Server Information area (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the script that you wish the cron job to run. The final step is to select how often the cron will run and we've got a really intuitive interface for that, therefore by using drop-down menus you can select the interval in days, hours or minutes. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this method as well.