Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts coded in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etc. Depending on what actually a cron needs to do, it can run every single minute, every week or even annually. There are numerous practical applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. For instance, a backup of the entire website may be generated every day or once per week or an e-mail with all of the recent signups for the day can be sent to a certain email address. These types of automatic options will make the administration of every website faster and easier. There are no precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
Our simple to use Hepsia Hosting Control Panel will allow you to set up cron jobs in no time. In case you don't have prior knowledge of such matters, you'll find a very user-friendly interface where you can plan the execution of your cron, choosing one or several time possibilities - minutes, hours, days, months, or exact days of the week. The sole thing that you have to fill in manually is the actual command to be run, which consists of the path for PHP, Perl and Python scripts and also the path to the actual file that is to be executed. More knowledgeable users can also make use of the Advanced mode of our instrument and type in by hand the execution time period with numbers and asterisks. If you'd like additional crons than your hosting plan lets you have, you can upgrade this characteristic in increments of five with only a couple of clicks.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to use cron jobs for any of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a new cron job is really easy and you will be able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide 2 things - the path to the programming language system files that you will find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) and the path to the script that you need the cron job to execute. The last step is to determine how often the cron will be executed and we have a very user-friendly interface for that, so by using drop-down menus you are able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to this standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval through digits and asterisks, you can use this alternative as well.