Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular time intervals pre-set by the user and they execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. In accordance with what exactly a cron needs to do, it can run each and every minute, weekly or even each year. There are a lot of handy applications to employ cron jobs in your day-to-day administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the entire website may be generated every day or once per week or an e-mail with all new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email address. Such automatic options will make the administration of any website faster and easier. There are no precise file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job will take you just 3 very simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan through us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all of the hosting accounts, features an area dedicated to the crons and as soon as you go there, you should enter the folder path to the script that you'd like to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), which you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and then determine how often the cron job has to run. For that time interval, we provide two options - a very intuitive one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with various other hosting Control Panels in which you should type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that outline different periods of time.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you'll be able to create cron jobs for any of them without difficulty. This is done in three very simple steps from the Hepsia Control Panel that's used to manage the web hosting account, so you will be able to create a new cron even when you don't have any previous experience. Within the Cron Jobs section of Hepsia, you'll find a box where you have to copy/paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was designed in - Perl, Bash, Python, PHP, etcetera. You also have to enter the folder path to the script file that will be executed in the same box then use our user-friendly drop-down menus to select how often our system will run the cron. More advanced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in certain positions in addition to the aforementioned paths.