Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, which run on regular intervals of time set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. In accordance with what exactly a cron has to do, it can run every single minute, weekly or perhaps once a year. There are a lot of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the daily management of a site. For instance, a backup of the whole website may be generated once per day or perhaps once a week or an e-mail message with all new signups for the day may be sent to a certain email address. Such automatic options can make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any specific file types that are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be executed by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
When you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple clicks through your Hepsia Control Panel even if you have not done that before. Hepsia is really simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on certain places, which is the usual technique to create a cron job, you'll be able to choose the minutes, hours or days a script has to be run using quick drop-down menus. The latter is done from your Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method as well, when you are experienced enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to type in the path to the script that'll be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned is included in the Control Panel and you can copy/paste it, yet if you encounter any kind of issues, you can always contact your support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to assign as many cron jobs as you'd like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take over a minute to do that. Unlike various other website hosting Control Panels where you should type commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line in order to create a cron job, our Hepsia Control Panel features a time and effort saving interface where you'll be able to decide how often a cron has to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be executed 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 area of your web hosting Control Panel, which means that it will not take you more than several clicks to set up a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.