Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Determined by what exactly a cron should do, it can run every single minute, every week or perhaps once per year. There are numerous effective applications to make use of cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated once a day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a given email address. These types of automated options can make the management of any site much easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so every script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you exactly 3 very simple steps if you get a hosting package from our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all the website hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you get there, you need to type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the system files for the specified programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job has to run. For the time interval, we offer two options - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can select the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more complex one that is used with various other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can set up as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your sites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it doesn't take over a minute to do that. In contrast to various hosting Control Panels where you need to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things which you will have to submit manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy and paste the aforementioned from the Server Information part of your web hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to create a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.