Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, which run on regular time intervals set by the end user and they also execute scripts coded in various programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, etcetera. Determined by what exactly a cron has to do, it can run each minute, weekly or maybe once per year. There are plenty of effective applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. Such as, a backup of the whole site can be generated daily or weekly or an email message with all of the new signups for the day can be delivered to a particular email address. Such automated options will make the management of every website much easier. There won't be any precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run employing a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you can set up cron jobs with a couple of mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have not done that previously. Hepsia is quite simple to use, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the usual way to make a cron job, you'll be able to select the days, hours or minutes a given script should be run using quick drop-down navigation. This is done in the Cron Jobs section of the Control Panel and, of course, you can use the first method too, if you are knowledgeable enough and you prefer it. In both cases, you'll have to enter the path to the script that'll be executed along with the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files in your account. The last mentioned can be found in the Control Panel and you'll be able to copy/paste it, but if you encounter any issues, you can contact your technical support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server account with our company to host your sites, you're able to set up cron jobs for all of them with ease. This can be done in 3 really easy steps from the Hepsia Control Panel which is used to control the hosting account, so you can create a new cron even when you lack prior experience. Inside the Cron Jobs area of Hepsia, you will find a box where you need to copy and paste the path to the system files inside your account for the programming language your script was written in - PHP, Perl, Bash, Python, and so on. You also have to submit the folder path to the script file which will be executed in the same box and use our intuitive drop-down menus to choose how often our system will run the cron. Experienced users, can also use the traditional method of creating a cron job by typing digits and asterisks in specific positions along with the previously mentioned paths.