Cron jobs are scheduled tasks, that run on regular intervals of time pre-set by the end user and they execute scripts developed in different programming languages - PHP, Perl, Bash, and so on. Depending on what exactly a cron has to do, it may run each and every minute, every week or maybe once a year. There're a lot of handy applications to employ cron jobs in the day-to-day management of a site. Such as, a backup of the full website may be generated every day or once a week or an email message with all fresh signups for the day can be sent to a certain e-mail. This kind of automated options can make the administration of every site faster and easier. There aren't any specific file types that can be allowed or forbidden, so any script can be run by using a cron job.
Cron Jobs in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is featured with all our hosting, allows you to set up cron jobs in a couple of simple steps even when you haven't ever used this option before. After you log in and navigate to the Cron Jobs area where you are able to set background tasks, you just need to copy and paste the system access path to Perl, Python or PHP depending on the script you'll run, type the path inside of your account for the actual script file and after that select how often the cron job will be carried out. For the aforementioned, you can use the basic mode and pick the days, hours, minutes, etcetera through simple drop-down navigation, or maybe in case you are more knowledgeable, you'll be able to use the advanced mode and set the time interval with numbers and asterisks i.e. the typical method that you may have used with different Control Panels.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish 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 inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel to do that. Creating a new cron job is very easy and you're able to add one from the Advanced part of Hepsia where you can find a box to provide two things - the path to the programming language system files that you'll find inside the Server Information section (Perl, Python, PHP) and the path to the particular script that you need the cron job to execute. The final step is to decide how often the cron will be executed and we have an extremely time and effort saving interface for that, so by using drop-down navigation you will be able to choose the interval in days, hours or minutes. In case you are more tech-savvy or used to the standard, though more complex way to set a cron interval employing digits and asterisks, you can use this option as well.