Cron jobs are timetabled tasks, that run on regular time intervals set by the user and they also execute scripts coded in numerous programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and the like. Determined by what actually a cron should do, it can run every minute, once a week or perhaps each year. There are a lot of handy applications to make use of cron jobs in the day-to-day administration of a site. Such as, a backup of the entire site may be generated every day or perhaps once a week or an email message with all of the recent signups for the day may be delivered to a certain email. Such automatic options will make the management of every website much easier. There aren't any particular file types that are allowed or forbidden, so any script can be executed with a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting
If you get any of our shared hosting packages, you are able to create cron jobs with a few mouse clicks using your Hepsia Control Panel even when you have never done that before. Hepsia is quite intuitive, so as opposed to typing numbers and asterisks on particular places, which is the typical technique to assign a cron job, you'll be able to choose the days, hours or minutes some script should be run using very simple drop-down menus. This is done in the Cron Jobs area of the Control Panel and, naturally, you can always use the first method as well, if you're skilled enough and you prefer it. In either case, you will also need to enter the path to the script which will be executed and the path to the PHP, Python or Perl system files inside your account. The latter can be found in the Control Panel and you are able to copy/paste it, still if you encounter any difficulties, you can contact your tech support team.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can create as many cron jobs as you would like if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and it doesn't take more than a minute to do that. Unlike other 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, our Hepsia Control Panel contains a user-friendly interface where you can decide how often a cron needs to be executed by using simple drop-down menus to choose the hours, minutes, weekdays, etc. The only two things that you'll need to enter manually are the folder path to the script file which has to be run and the command path to the programming language system files in the account (Perl, Python, PHP). You'll be able to copy the latter from the Server Information section of your hosting Control Panel, which means that it won't take you more than a few clicks to create a cron job within your semi-dedicated account.