Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the user and they also execute scripts developed in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every minute, once a week or maybe each year. There're numerous useful applications to employ cron jobs in your daily administration of a website. Such as, a backup copy of the full site may be generated once a day or maybe once a week or an email with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a specific e-mail address. Such automated options will make the management of any site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types which are allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The user-friendly Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs effortlessly. In case you don't have prior experience with these kinds of things, you will find a very intuitive interface where you could schedule the execution of the cron, picking one or more time options - months, days, hours, minutes, or particular days of the week. The only thing that you will have to fill in manually is the specific command to be executed, which includes the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts as well as the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users may also make use of the Advanced mode of the instrument and enter by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your shared web hosting package lets you have, you can upgrade this feature in batches of five with just a few clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can install as many cron jobs as you'd like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from us and it does not take more than one minute to do that. In contrast to various web hosting Control Panels where you have to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line so that you can create a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel comes with a user-friendly interface where you're able to decide how often a new cron should run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etc. The only two things that you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You can copy/paste the latter 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 in your semi-dedicated account.