Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts written in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Determined by what actually a cron has to do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or perhaps once per year. There're lots of useful applications to use cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a website. For example, a backup copy of the entire site may be generated once a day or weekly or an e-mail message with all fresh signups for the day may be delivered to a certain e-mail. This kind of automated options can make the administration of any site faster and easier. There won't be any precise file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
Setting up a cron job requires exactly three easy steps when you get a shared hosting package through our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all of the hosting accounts, has an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the system files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy from the Server Information section, and set how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, our company offers two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down navigation where you can pick the minutes, hours, days and/or months, along with a more advanced one that is used with different hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can install as many cron jobs as you need if 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 many other web hosting Control Panels where you have to type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a user-friendly interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The two things that you'll need to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that should be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (PHP. Perl, Python). You will be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information area of your hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job inside your semi-dedicated account.