Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that are executed on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they also execute scripts written in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. In accordance with what actually a cron should do, it may run each minute, every week or even once per year. There're lots of practical applications to use cron jobs in your everyday management of a site. For instance, a backup copy of the whole site can be generated once per day as well as once per week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a specific email address. Such automated options will make the management of every site much easier. There aren't any precise file types that can be allowed / forbidden, so any script can be run using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all of our shared web hosting plans
, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you haven't ever used this type of option before. When you log in and go to the Cron Jobs section where you'll be able to set background tasks, you just have to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, PHP or Python according to the script that you will execute, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that choose how often your cron job has to be executed. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and select the days, hours, minutes, etcetera via straightforward drop-down navigation, or maybe if you are more experienced, you can use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the usual method that you may have employed with various Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're able to assign as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites with a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and it does not take over one minute to do that. In contrast to various other website hosting Control Panels where you need to type in commands and use numbers and asterisks on a single line to be able to set up a cron job, the Hepsia Control Panel includes an intuitive interface where you'll be able to select how often a cron should be executed by using simple drop-down menus to pick the hours, minutes, weekdays, etcetera. The two things which you will have to type in manually are the folder path to the script file that has to be run plus the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You will be able to copy/paste the latter from the Server Information section of your website hosting Control Panel, so it will not take you more than several clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.