Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular time intervals pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in several programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. In accordance with what actually a cron has to do, it may run each minute, weekly or even once per year. There are plenty of practical applications to make use of cron jobs in the everyday administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the full website can be generated once per day or weekly or an email message with all recent signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email. These types of automatic options will make the administration of every site much easier. There aren't any particular file types which are allowed / forbidden, so every script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Cloud Hosting
Creating a cron job requires just 3 very simple steps when you acquire a cloud hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of the website hosting accounts, features an area focused on the crons and when you go there, you should type the folder path to the script that you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and specify how frequently the cron job should run. For the time interval, we offer two choices - a user-friendly one with drop-down navigation where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, along with a more complex one that's used with other website hosting Control Panels in which you are expected to type numbers and asterisks on particular positions that outline different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can create as many cron jobs as you would like when you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it does not take more than a minute to do that. Unlike many other web hosting Control Panels where you should enter commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes a user-friendly interface where you can select how often a new cron needs to run by using simple drop-down menus to select the minutes, hours, day of the week, etcetera. The only two things which 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'll be able to copy the aforementioned from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, therefore it will not take you more than a couple of clicks to set up a cron job in your semi-dedicated account.